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How Neurodiversity is Gaining Mainstream Traction

How Neurodiversity is Gaining Mainstream Traction

Even a decade ago, people knew very little about autism. Many felt, and still feel, ashamed to admit they were neurodistinct or that they had neurodistinct family members. While the neurodistinct community still faces bias and misconception, the rise of “neuroinclusion” and understanding is leading to a cultural wave of self-advocacy and a growing number …

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A Deeper Look into Intersectionality and Neurodiversity

People experience and perceive the world in a variety of ways. Neurodiversity is the natural variation of human information processing – there is no single correct way of thinking, learning, or acting and these distinctions are not and should not be regarded as obstacles. Humans are by definition neurodiverse, thus any team, organization, or candidate …

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5 Things to Know about ADHD at Work in 2022

There’s a lot to admire about ADHD: the creativity, the empathy, the persistence, and the unique abilities it offers many individuals. For those reasons, people with ADHD can be an asset to any company. Creating a functional workspace with diverse talents and needs can help companies in achieving their business objectives. It can also make …

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A Look Into Neurodiversity Trends in 2022

Uptimize is the leading corporate training company uniquely focused on neurodiversity at work. We have always had a unique perspective on this emergent field, through working with organizations around the world on their own neuroinclusion journeys, as well as through our deep connections with academia and the neurodistinct community. Last year in 2021, we saw …

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Are your office holiday parties inclusive?

With the holiday season quickly approaching, employers across the country are beginning to prepare for their annual end-of-year soiree. Traditionally, these events have failed to recognize all beliefs, leaving certain workers feeling excluded and unhappy. HR professionals tasked with planning these festivities can become quickly overwhelmed with all of the considerations that need to be …

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3 Real Employee Stories: Neuroinclusion in the Workplace

Despite increased awareness surrounding neurodiversity in the workplace, success stories of thriving neurodistinct professionals are rarely highlighted. These individuals are not only valuable assets to their operational teams, but are often driving forces towards the establishment of an inclusive culture that embraces different ways of thinking and processing information. However, it is reported that only …

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Employer Branding: Why Company Purpose Is Essential in Today’s Job Market

When any business is discussed, many of us consider the consumer-facing elements of its brand. Distinct visual design, brand messaging, and the overall customer experience all play a pivotal role in creating trust between a company and its target audience. However, there are other aspects of branding to consider.  Have you ever thought about the …

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Why Your Company Needs Diversity Training

The topic of diversity and inclusion has remained a popular topic of discussion over the past few years. In recent months, employees have been empowered to voice their opinions on the lack of diversity at many companies across the country. Firms implementing initiatives to address these concerns must include diversity and inclusion training as part …

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The Value of Neurodiversity Training

There isn’t anything new about neurodiversity – neurodiversity simply means that it is a scientific fact that there is a natural diversity of the human brain. However, societal familiarity with neurodiversity has historically been low. Over the past few years, the terms ‘neurodiversity’ and ‘neurodiversity at work’ have been at the forefront for companies like …

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Neurodiversity in Tech

Many companies in the STEM sector (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) struggle to find qualified candidates because they are overlooking people who think differently. However, some companies have realized this and are taking steps to solve this problem. When did tech companies start to introduce neurodiversity programs? In November of 2013, the Technology Councils of …

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