As a whole, DEI in 2023 is strong. Organizations proclaim their passion for diversity and their inclusiveness. Many report diversity statistics, celebrating successes and expressing determination to fix shortcomings. As HR priorities have become C-Level priorities over the past decades, top executives extoll the value of diversity and their organization’s unwavering commitment, noting both the social and business benefits DEI can bring.
And yet, dig deeper into an organization’s career website, DEI report, annual statement or C-Suite interviews, and it’s clear that neurodiversity and neuroinclusion are often missing. It’s still far from the norm to see these materials expressly mentioning the value of diversity of thought, or of different kinds of thinkers.