A workplace that is intentionally inclusive of neurodiversity is a psychologically safe environment for all employees to bring their authentic selves into and apply their behavioral and cognitive strengths to contribute to team performance, creativity, and innovation
Gain the foundational awareness required for appreciation and intentional inclusion of neurodiversity in your workplace
Neurodiversity is the range of common differences in thinking and behavior which we now understand to be normal variations in humans. This includes conditions such as autism, dyslexia, ADHD, and others. Neurodiverse variations have played a central role in the development of human society, yet neurodiverse people have been historically misunderstood and marginalized as individuals. In our Neurodiversity in the Workplace Awareness Sessions, we use autism as a primary example to introduce a basic understanding of neurodiversity and of its role in society and within the workplace.
The majority of autistic people (now understood to be 1 in 36 individuals) are employable, yet only 29% have any sort of paid work. This is despite the fact that common autistic traits – such as intense attention to detail, self-taught expertise, high integrity, and ease in sustaining deep focus and ‘flow’ – are traits needed in an effective 21st Century workforce. In our Neurodiversity in the Workplace Awareness Sessions, we discuss how organizations can foster neurodiversity to their advantage, how increasing understanding and acceptance of neurological differences is allowing more people to enter the workplace, and what concrete steps each of us can take to better understand and support our neurodivergent colleagues.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
The first step in the journey of intentional inclusion of neurodiversity is to gain a basic awareness and understanding of what neurodiversity is. Most people and organizations may have heard the term but often don’t know what it means or why it is important in their workplace. We can help you get started on this meaningful and impactful journey as an individual, as a workgroup, or as an organization.
The starting point is our Neurodiversity in the Workplace Session described above.
Are you a neurodivergent individual? Have you been touched by neurodiversity through a friend or a family member? Have you been wondering how best you can support a colleague that seems to be different? Do you want to champion greater inclusion of neurodiversity in your workplace?
Register and attend one of our future sessions on Neurodiversity in the Workplace open to anyone.
Are you a manager or a team leader who wants to improve your team performance by fostering psychological safety in your team? Do you want to support and empower a colleague that seems to be different and struggling to fit in and contribute? Do you want to drive greater levels of innovation and creativity in your workplace?
Contact us to organize a dedicated session of our Neurodiversity in the Workplace Awareness Session for your team.
Are you a HR or a Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) professional or leader who wants to foster a culture of inclusion for abilities and acceptance for differences? Have you wondered if there is a better frame of reference from which to approach DEI initiatives than the current frame of identity?
Get in touch with us to discuss how a large scale education of your employee population in neurodiversity awareness through a series of our Neurodiversity in the Workplace Awareness Sessions can help.
A personal passion and commitment to empower neurodivergent individuals is what drives Ranga today. Before devoting his time to Neurodiversity Pathways, Ranga led a number of highly successful digital transformation initiatives for high tech organizations and Silicon Valley companies. His real-life experience, executive leadership, and business background helps shape the classroom curriculum and learning experience.
Working in warehouses to inside the White House, John is someone who constantly questions and explores how we can improve systems in order to create better products, policy, and outcomes. John is passionate about solving for the end-user and communicating complex ideas in a way that is easily understood.
Deeply passionate about diversity and inclusion, Khushboo is a Neurodiversity Specialist and a Transformational Leader, on a mission to advocate for and help provide access to high quality services for children and adults affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. Khushboo aims to make a meaningful impact in the world through education, empowerment, authentic engagement and unbridled compassion.