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A Neurodiverse Workplace

By Kyubi Kim


Did you know that 15-20% of people in the US are neurodivergent? These individuals face many challenges finding jobs and working in the workplace. However, as people become more aware of neurodiversity, we can recognize the skills and talents of neurodivergent individuals. Thus, efforts to increase neurodiversity in the workplace would enhance our workplaces in many ways. Many employers have created hiring programs that focus on recruiting neurodivergent workers. That being said, “under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, certain federal contractors are required to take affirmative steps to hire, retain and promote people with disabilities.”


Many workplace benefits from neurodivergent workers in many ways: keen accuracy, ability to detect errors, high levels of concentration, strong recollection of information, and many more. For instance, the Australian Defense Department is working with HPE to develop a neurodiversity program in cybersecurity, where neurodivergent people would apply their superior pattern-detection abilities to tasks like examining logs and analyzing data for signs of intrusion or attack. Similarly, many organizations, industries, and hiring companies look for the unique skills neurodiverse individuals bring and enlarge accessibility for them to get a job.


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