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How To Tell Better Stories About Neurodiversity in 2020

By Rachel Worsley | Blog, NeuroWork, Editorial, #3 | 3 Jan 2020 |

This is Rachel Worsley's first editorial as publisher and editor of NeuroWork. She outlines the importance of better storytelling for neurodiversity in 2020, as well as an outline of NeuroWork's purpose. 


Formal Workplace Accommodation Policies Needed for Autistic Employees

By Alison Eveleigh | Blog, NeuroWork, #3 | 3 Jan 2020 |

Companies should have formal policies to address workplace accommodations for autistic employees in the absence of professional support, according to researchers. 


A Micro-Business Incubator That Allows Autistic People to Monetise Their Special Interests

By Rachel Worsley | Blog, NeuroWork, IdeaSpies, WhatIfWednesday, #3 | 1 Jan 2020 |

How can we improve the unemployment rate for autistic people? Here's my idea for a micro-business incubator that is based on monetising people's interests. 


How to Use ADHD to your Business Advantage

By Alison Eveleigh | Blog, NeuroWork, SYDND, #3 | 29 Dec 2019 |

Those with ADHD are passionate and creative people who thrive off variety, interest and challenge. Rachel Worsley has leveraged these strengths to build a successful and diverse career and she believes that employers and entrepreneurs can too, by following some helpful advice.


Neurodiversity Movement: Making Progress But Still Work To Be Done

By Alison Eveleigh | Blog, NeuroWork, SYDND, #3 | 29 Dec 2019 |

The Neurodiversity movement continues to make progress, but there is a long way to go. Our panel discussed some of the current problems and what is being done to solve them.


A Rare Inside Look into an Autism Hiring Program Between Manager and Employee

By Alison Eveleigh | Blog, NeuroWork, #2 | 20 Dec 2019 |

NeuroWork speaks directly to the managers and employees at the heart of the Rise@DHHS program. 


The Origins and Evolution of Neurodiversity

By Alison Eveleigh | Blog, NeuroWork, SYDND, #2 | 18 Dec 2019 |

Judy Singer explains the origins of the term ‘Neurodiversity’ and how this has sparked social change. 


Building the Next Generation of Dyslexic Leaders

By Alison Eveleigh | Blog, NeuroWork, SYDND, #2 | 17 Dec 2019 |

Will Wheeler from the Dyslexic Evolution explains how he is building the next generation of dyslexic leaders.


How Autistic Teenagers and Adults Can Start Their Micro-Business

By Alison Eveleigh | Blog, NeuroWork, SYDND, #2 | 16 Dec 2019 |

Laura and Clay Lewis, from Clay Needs No Moulding, share the story about how Clay went from struggling to find after-school work to starting a thriving micro-business that employs people. 


Australian-first Incubator for Neurodivergent Entrepreneurs Kicks Off

By Alison Eveleigh | Blog, NeuroWork, #1 | 5 Dec 2019 |

Australia's first-ever incubator for neurodivergent entrepreneurs kicked off in Perth, Australia. 


Rise@DHHS: A Manager's Perspective

By Christopher Hofmann | Blog, NeuroWork, #1 | 5 Dec 2019 |

Chris Hofmann, Manager Records Management at the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria, speaks about his experience being involved in the Rise@DHHS program. 


How Can Employers Create Neurodiversity-Friendly Workplaces?

By Alison Eveleigh | Blog, NeuroWork, SYDND, #1 | 5 Dec 2019 |

Representatives from startups and corporates meet on the employer panel at the Sydney Neurodiversity Symposium to discuss how to increase the employment rate among neurodivergent individuals. 


Connecting Autistic Talent with Meaningful Careers

By Alison Eveleigh | Blog, NeuroWork, SYDND, #1 | 5 Dec 2019 |

Mike Tozer believes that matching a candidate’s specific skills to the right job and redesigning the traditional recruitment process are the keys to establishing sustainable careers for those on the autism spectrum.


Specialisterne Australia flags major expansion of Federal Talent Hubs in 2020

By Alison Eveleigh and Rachel Worsley | Blog, NeuroWork, #1 | 5 Dec 2019 |

A unique employment approach that allows public and private employers to "sell themselves" to autistic jobseekers will be rolled out to more states and territories across Australia in 2020, according to specialist recruitment company Specialisterne Australia. 


How to Build a Business Case for Neurodiverse Recruitment

By Alison Eveleigh | Blog, NeuroWork, SYDND, #1 | 5 Dec 2019 |

Andrew Williams from IBM suggests starting with a pilot program before developing a global business case. His ambitious goal is to make neurodivergent recruitment business as usual, not just at IBM but within all companies.


Support for autistic workers may be seen as unfair by co-workers: study

By Alison Eveleigh | Blog, NeuroWork, #1 | 21 Nov 2019 |

Support provided to autistic workers may unintentionally create a sense of unfairness or bias among their co-workers, according to an analysis of an Australian autism hiring program.

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