Neurodiversity Programs seek to uncover the strengths of neurodiverse individuals and utilizing their talents to increase innovation and productivity of the society as a whole. Neurodiversity is a concept that regards individuals with differences in brain function and behavioral traits as part of normal variation in the human population. —Standford Medicine, “Stanford Nerodiversity Project”
…Neurodiversity Program that recognizes and values neurological differences, agrees that people on the autism spectrum “are particularly well-suited to the IT industry.” Many tend to pay attention to detailed requirements and precision in their work, he says, and they also have great visual acuity, and like to perform repetitive tasks.
“It’s more than just hiring and placing people,” Kearon says. The big need here is to support people and help them develop careers over time. “It’s not just the initial placement; we need to change corporate cultures and make sure they’re supportive of people who think differently.” —CACM, “Hiring from the Autism Spectrum”