DEI Alignment through Neurodiversity
Whether it’s giving a working parent of a neurodivergent child guidance through our clinical support or providing managers with the tools to recruit and retain neurodivergent individuals in the workplace, there are many ways to tie RethinkCare into your existing DEI initiatives.
What Is Neurodiversity?
What Are the Strengths of Neurodivergent Individuals?
Neurodivergent 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?
- Neurodivergent individuals are 30% more productive than their neurotypical peers in certain roles 5
- Individuals with autism can be 40% faster at problem solving 6
- Individuals with autism often have increased focus & attention to detail 7
- Hiring neurodivergent candidates can 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?
Rethink started with a simple goal of providing scalable training and tools for supporting children with autism and their caregivers. This focus on empowering the neurodiverse population has always been at the core of everything we do.
Help parents meet their neurodivergent child’s unique needs
Prepare managers & employees for a neurodiverse workforce
Equip neurodivergent individuals to manage environmental stressors
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