News from LIFE, Inc.
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by Hanna Hill of The Sixth Degree (UK)
A useful guide: Neurodiversity in the Modern Workplace provides an overview of the benefits and challenges of a neurodiverse workplace as well as guidance on supporting neurodiverse employees. Neurodiversity is associated with people who experience dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia, ADHD, and other similar neurological conditions.
Insights found in the guide include:
> Benefits that have not widely been appreaciated
> Forward thinking companies (like JP Morgan) have an Autism at Work scheme to find top tech talent.
Our research found that
> Only 19.3% of people with disabilities in the U.S. are employed and working.
> 81% of adults with autism are either unemployed or underemployed.
> People with dyslexia have high levels of creativity, likely due to the amount of time and dedication it takes for them to explore new methods of learning.
Diversity in a team setting is always positive. It allows employees to learn more about people from different backgrounds, share skills among themselves, and improve their personal growth thanks to the inclusive nature of a diverse team.
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