Tapping the Autism Advantage
Perhaps you’ve noticed, online and off, the world has been “lighting up blue” in honor of Autism Awareness Month. Held annually in April, this nationwide initiative promotes autism awareness and inclusion and works to ensure that people on the autism spectrum can participate fully in all aspects of community life.
Today more than ever, this spirit of full inclusion extends to the workplace. Employers of all sizes are finding new ways to meet workforce needs by capitalizing on the skills of neurodiverse individuals, including those with autism. For example, they’re adjusting recruitment, hiring and onboarding practices to increase access, and tapping people with autism for roles that optimize their skills and talents. They see these efforts as a competitive advantage that benefits the bottom line while fostering a positive, productive and inclusive workplace.