DEI Alignment through Neurodiversity
Whether it’s giving a working parent of a neurodiverse child guidance through our clinical support or providing managers with the tools to recruit and retain neurodiverse individuals in the workplace, there are many ways to tie RethinkCare into your existing DEI initiatives.
What is Neurodiversity?
What are the Strengths of Neurodiverse Individuals?
Neurodiverse individuals can provide some of the richest talent to employers. This population excels in things like hyper-focus, creativity, and innovative thinking – just to name a few.
- 15-20% of the world is neurodiverse.1
- 20% of undergraduates have some type of disability.2
- Up to 85% of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed.3
Sources: 1 Doyle, N. (2020). Neurodiversity at work: a biopsychosocial model and the impact on working adults. British Medical Bulletin, 135(1), 108 2 US Department of Education. (2019). Profile of undergraduate students: 2015–16 (Report No. 2019‐467). National Center for Education Research 3 Ovaska-Few, S. (2018). Promoting neurodiversity. Journal of Accountancy, 225(1), 46-49. 4 Adapted from Weinberg, Ashley & Doyle, Nancy. (2017). Psychology at work: Improving wellbeing and productivity in the workplace.
Why Should you Create a Neurodiverse Talent Pool?
- Neurodiverse individuals are 30% more productive than their neurotypical peers in certain roles 5
- Individuals with autism are 40% faster at problem solving 6
- Individuals with autism have increased focus & attention to detail 7
- Hiring neurodiverse candidates could significantly cut staff recruitment & training costs 8
Sources: 5 Robert D. Austin and Gary P. Pisano, “Neurodiversity as a competitive advantage: Why you should embrace it in your workforce ,” Harvard Business Review 6 Soulières, et al., (2009). Enhanced visual processing contributes to matrix reasoning in autism. Human brain mapping, 30(12), 4082-4107. 7 Markel, K. S., & Elia, B. (2016). How human resource management can best support employees with autism: Future directions for research and practice. Journal of Business and Management, 22(1), 71-84. 8 Wooldridge, A. (2022, February 4). America Is Facing a Great Talent Recession. Bloomberg.com.
How does RethinkCare Holistically Support Neurodiversity?
Help parents meet their neurodiverse child’s unique needs
Manage stressors related to the environment
Prepare managers & employees for a neurodiverse workforce
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