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It’s About Time: Expediting Workplace Inclusion For The Autistic Community

10/17/2023 1:00 PM | Valentina Dingle (Administrator)

Jacqlyn Nedvin | Forbes Councils Member
Forbes Human Resources Council
Oct 11, 2023

Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released statistics that highlight that employment among disabled individuals reached its peak in August 2023. Upon seeing this, my first thought was "It’s about time!" Studies show that companies that employ people with autism and intellectual or developmental differences see multiple positive business impacts, including better morale, improved products and services, higher productivity and ultimately increased bottom lines.

Despite the progress in inclusivity, the fact remains that around one in five people with disabilities, including those with autism, are employed. The need to increase the participation of neurodivergent individuals in the workforce is pressing. However, many stakeholders who are integral to the process of inclusive hiring are unaware of which jobs these professionals may excel in or don't know how to create more inclusive hiring practices and workplace cultures.

Read the full article HERE.

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