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Resource Library

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Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Neurodivergent workers bring many skills and talents to the workplace. Learn more in this toolkit.

Neurodiversity in the Workplace Resources

Learn more about neurodiversity in the workplace.

Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable

Learn about organizations working together to identify promising practices for neurodiversity at work.

Organizational Benefits of Neurodiversity

Learn about the benefits of hiring neurodivergent employees.

Neurodiversity Hiring Initiatives & Partnerships

Partnerships can help ensure a talent pipeline for neurodivergent candidates.

Employee Benefits of Neurodiversity

Learn how hiring neurodivergent workers can benefit all employees.

Management, Peer Training and Mentoring

Train managers and peers to improve the workplace experiences of neurodivergent employees.

Including Neurodivergent Workers: Evaluation

Neurodivergent employees, just like all employees, want to build skills and advance in their careers.

Including Neurodivergent Workers: Finding Neurodivergent Workers

A variety of organizations, agencies and programs are available to help employers source and hire neurodivergent workers.

Including Neurodivergent Workers: Job Descriptions and Interviewing

Ensuring that job descriptions and interview processes are inclusive can help attract skilled candidates, including neurodivergent workers.

Including Neurodivergent Workers: Workspace, Work Schedules and Other Accommodations

A supportive work environment can be helpful for all employees, including neurodivergent workers.


Employer Profiles

Watlow: Turning up the Heat on Disability Inclusion

Employer Case Study: Learn how an electrical manufacturing company is benefitting from workplace disability-inclusion.

JPMorgan Chase: Driving Inclusion through On-the-Job Training

Employer Case Study: Find out how this leading financial institution is using a paid apprenticeship model to train and hire people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

JPMorgan Chase Video Case Studies

Learn about a JPMC initiative to train and hire people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for professional roles within the organization, and how the program shifted to remote work during the pandemic.


Events

Hiring and Supporting Neurodivergent Workers: Strategies for Success

Learn about strategies employers can use to attract and retain neurodivergent employees.


Publications

Neurodiversity Inclusion: Checklist for Organizational Success

This checklist summarizes some of the lessons learned from successful neurodiversity hiring programs.

Hiring and Supporting Neurodivergent Workers: Strategies for Success (Learning Guide)

Read the companion piece to EARN's webinar “Hiring and Supporting Neurodivergent Workers: Strategies for Success,” which took place on August 17, 2022, to learn about strategies employers can use to attract, retain and advance neurodivergent workers.