Highlights from the article by Michael Bernick:
“The number of people with autism entering the workforce in the next 10 years and beyond is on the rise, with the growth cutting across racial, ethnic, and geographic lines.
In 2019, researchers with Drexel University estimated that between 700,000 and 1 million young people with autism are expected to turn 18 over the next decade.
For companies that aren’t able to launch neurodiversity employment initiatives of their own, there’s a new sub-sector of neurodiversity workforce intermediaries.
NeuroTalent Works makes individual placements of neurodivergent workers, but as part of a company’s broader neurodiversity hiring initiatives.
“The specific supports and training will differ among companies and neurodivergent workers, but without them, individual placements often will not be successful for either the worker or employer,” Jessica Lee, executive director and co-founder, explained to me. NeuroTalent Works has steadily increased its employer engagements to around 30 companies.
As the number of neurodivergent individuals entering the workforce increases, employers must respond to the growing interest in neurodiversity employment from employees, shareholders, and customers.”
How you can help us:
We are looking to grow our business partnerships this year and appreciate introductions to hiring managers, Human Resources (HR), and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) teams!