Neurodiverse hiring also offers benefits to other employees. Many people with neurocognitive disabilities, specifically those with autism, share experiences of discrimination and stigma, both in hiring processes and work settings, based on their perceived traits. However, many organizations find that having neurodiverse employees improves overall employee morale and positively affects organizational culture.
Often, neurotypical employees appreciate being educated about neurodiversity and say they tend to experience a greater sense of company pride when part of an inclusive workplace. Moreover, when neurodiverse employees are given job responsibilities that align with their skills and abilities, they—like most neurotypical employees—often report greater confidence and self-esteem. Finally, neurodiverse employees frequently express greater comfort with interpersonal interactions when employers consider workplace environmental factors and make appropriate accommodations for their needs, such as providing social skills, teamwork and office behavior training.