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Brain Power

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Neurodiversity refers to the range of differences in individual brain function and behavioral traits including but not limited to autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). An estimated 15 to 20 percent of the world’s population exhibits some form of neurodivergence.

Neurodivergent individuals possess a wide range of skills that can solve the complex and intricate business challenges many organizations face, making them invaluable assets across various sectors. Their strong concentration, superior problem solving abilities, and excellent pattern recognition are just some of the skills that can be especially beneficial in many fields such as technology, finance, legal, cybersecurity, and healthcare. Despite this, unemployment for neurodivergent adults remains alarmingly high, with rates reaching between 30 and 40 percent.

Recognizing the benefits of neurodiversity in the workplace not only improves diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, but it can also lead to substantial business advantages such as increased productivity and improved quality of work.