aT least 1 in 10 people are NeurodiverGENT.

Diversity creates opportunity.

OPPORTUNITY BREEDS SUCCESS.

 
 
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WHAT IS NEURODIVERSITY?

Although there is broad diversity across the population, some individuals are affected by neurological differences that make it particularly challenging for their communication, self-expression and interactions with others. These neurological differences include autism (ASD), Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and tics.

The environments within which these individuals learn, work and live can either facilitate or inhibit their growth and development. 

The purpose of this initiative is to create environments that will maximally facilitate these individuals to grow and achieve their full potential.


WHY THE neurodiversity HUB?

The CHALLENGE 

There are hundreds of incredibly talented neurodivergent individuals studying in our universities and TAFEs who may never make it into the workforce due to lack of opportunities, differences in communication skills or other factors.

The goal

The aim of the Neurodiversity Hub is to:

  • Support this untapped talent to shine, through focused training programs, academic accommodations, assistive technologies and flexible study arrangements.

  • Link neurodivergent students with work experience, internships and employment opportunities.

  • Improve the employability of neurodivergent university and TAFE students, establishing a pipeline of potential candidates for employers and boosting workforce participation rates.

  • Continue establishing the Neurodiversity Hub through a number of universities around Australia and in some parts of the USA.

 
 

The objectives of the Neurodiversity Hub include:

For neurodivergent students

  • Provide programs, skills and experience to support neurodivergent students in becoming work-ready, and building connections with organisations that value their talents 

  • Assist students in obtaining work experience and internships

  • Increase overall employment opportunities
     

For potential employers

  • Create a pipeline of work-ready neurodivergent talent, that are typically creative, quick learners, task-focused, attention-to-detail orientated or problem solvers

  • Access training in how to work more effectively with neurodiverse people, including employees, customers and suppliers

  • Provide greater scale and sustainability for neurodivergent employment

  • Reduce costs of recruitment, assessment, on-boarding and support
     

For other PARTNERs IN THE HUB

  • Provide valuable opportunities for research in the area of neurodiversity

  • Facilitate innovation among Hub partners and collaborators

 
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Network Partners

The Neurodiversity Hub has a number of partners that support and contribute to programs, providing ongoing opportunities for neurodivergent students. These include:


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