Advocating For Neurodiverse-Inclusive Policies

Many people with autism, ADHD, and a slew of other neurological differences find employment in traditional environments unmanageable or impossible. For college-educated autistic adults alone, the unemployment rate is a staggering 85%. And although many great strides have been taken to make day-to-day life easier for neurodiverse people, tech workplaces remain largely unchanged. Although many companies have invested heavily into making their products accessible to customers, they most often turn a blind eye to how internal policies are keeping disabled people away.

In this presentation, we will uncover how many modern policies and workplaces have a detrimental effect on neurodiverse people, why it benefits you to become an advocate for change, and how you can positively impact your organization internally to help foster an environment where neurodiverse people can work and thrive. By making room for everyone at the table, your company can capitalize on the vast talents that neuroatypical minds bring.

Location: Main Stage Date: August 17, 2020 Time: 11:00 am - 11:40 am Nic Laughter Nic Laughter