Partner Spotlight: Southwest Airlines

2022-07-05T18:15:22-04:00May 26th, 2022|DisabilityIN, Neurodiversity / Autism, Partner Spotlight|

Create Inclusion Every Day Get link to section Create Inclusion Every Day The Southwest Airlines Accommodations Team Get link to section The Southwest Airlines Accommodations Team Inclusion has always been at the Heart of Southwest Airlines®. Southwest recognizes, respects, and values differences. By fostering a Culture that embraces and utilizes our diversity, we create competitive

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The Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable and Nonprofit Disability:IN are Launching the Neurodiversity Career Connector, a Job Search Portal for Neurodivergent Candidates

2022-06-14T18:29:46-04:00April 27th, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism, Press Releases|

Companies including CAI, Dell Technologies, EY, Freddie Mac, Google, HP, Microsoft, SAP, Spectrum Designs Foundation reaffirm commitment to neurodivergent candidates, an untapped talent pool that can help close record-high job openings. SEATTLE, April 27, 2022 – To address the lack of neurodiverse talent hiring, member companies of the Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable are launching

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Forbes: Supporting A Neurodiverse Workforce

2022-05-30T18:53:47-04:00April 18th, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism|

Many organizations have expanded their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts in response to nationwide protests against social injustice in recent years, as well as the growing recognition that companies need to take a leadership role in promoting a more inclusive society. Yet there is a new frontier in diversity that is just starting to

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Partner Spotlight: Freddie Mac

2022-05-09T00:32:12-04:00March 28th, 2022|DisabilityIN, Neurodiversity / Autism, Partner Spotlight|

Creating Neuro-Inclusion at Freddie Mac “I was worried about applying for a job knowing that I have disabilities,” said Francine Heisler, an IT generalist in the Technology Analyst program, who is part of Freddie Mac’s 2021 neurodiversity hiring. “People don’t necessarily realize how wide the autism spectrum is and that people present differently.” Experiences like

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The Value of Hiring People Who Think Differently

2022-04-17T17:02:51-04:00March 9th, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism|

Providing jobs for neurodivergent individuals — those with autism, ADHD and other neurological differences — can give companies and society a boost. Businesses have a growing need for strong problem-solving skills and unconventional thinking, especially in their ever-more-complex technology operations. According to a recent panel of Forbes HR council members, the ability to use “different

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New Microsoft Program Connects Recruiters with Neurodivergent Talent

2022-04-17T17:02:51-04:00March 9th, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism|

The Neurodiversity Career Connector aims to help employers tap into the neurodiverse talent pool. In February, Microsoft Accessibility, which provides disability hiring resources for job seekers and employers, announced the pilot phase of its Neurodiversity Career Connector (NDCC), a job portal specifically developed to connect neurodiverse candidates with employers committed to being inclusive of them.

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Neurodivergent People Make Great Leaders, Not Just Employees

2022-02-02T01:17:03-05:00January 7th, 2022|DisabilityIN, Neurodiversity / Autism|

One of the most pernicious stereotypes is that neurodivergent people are only a good fit for subordinate positions or working in highly technical or individual roles. People don’t usually attend voluntary training sessions on neurodiversity inclusion with the intention to ask ableist questions. They come because they want to be allies. And yet, even among

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Neurodivergent People Make Great Leaders, Not Just Employees

2022-03-01T06:11:55-05:00January 7th, 2022|DisabilityIN, Neurodiversity / Autism|

One of the most pernicious stereotypes is that neurodivergent people are only a good fit for subordinate positions or working in highly technical or individual roles. People don’t usually attend voluntary training sessions on neurodiversity inclusion with the intention to ask ableist questions. They come because they want to be allies. And yet, even among

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“Non-apparent disability” vs. “Hidden” or “Invisible disability” – which term is correct?

2022-02-02T01:17:04-05:00January 5th, 2022|DisabilityIN, Etiquette, Mental Health, Neurodiversity / Autism|

Skip to content Home / News & Events / The Disability INclusion Blog / “Non-apparent disability” vs. “Hidden” or “Invisible disability” – which term is correct? Many disabilities, such as mental illnesses, learning and attention issues, some physical illnesses, neurodiversity, and many other disabilities are not apparent. Below is some suggested guidance from Disability:IN in

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“Non-apparent disability” vs. “Hidden” or “Invisible disability” – which term is correct?

2022-02-13T12:27:47-05:00January 5th, 2022|DisabilityIN, Etiquette, Mental Health, Neurodiversity / Autism|

Many disabilities, such as mental illnesses, learning and attention issues, some physical illnesses, neurodiversity, and many other disabilities are not apparent. Below is some suggested guidance from Disability:IN in speaking about such disabilities: “Non-apparent disability”: This is the terminology Disability:IN uses and recommends. It implies the disability is just that – non-apparent and does not

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