RESOURCES

NEUrodiversity: definition and information

Neurodiversity is an approach to learning and disability that argues diverse neurological conditions are a result of normal variations in the human genome. This portmanteau of neurological and diversity originated in the late 1990s as a challenge to prevailing views of neurological diversity as inherently pathological, instead asserting that neurological differences should be recognized and respected as a social category on a par with gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability status.

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SUPPORTING TERTIARY AND VOCATIONAL COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH ASD

La Trobe University Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) has completed extensive research into ways of supporting tertiary students with ASD, including their transition from secondary school. The outcomes of this research has been distilled into three groups of materials for use by those impacted either directly or indirectly by autism:

  • Students: Information on what to expect at university and vocational college and the support services that may be available.

  • Staff: Information for tertiary staff to help them support students.

  • Parents: Information for parents of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

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neurodiversity at work

(CIPD - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK) / Uptimize)

This guide is for HR professionals and leaders across functions who want to learn more about neurodiversity, the benefits for their organisation, and how they can support neurodivergent people to be comfortable and successful at work. 

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EMPLOYER GUIDE TO SUPERVISING INDIVIDUALS WITH ASD  

(Rochester Institute of Technology - Spectrum Support Program)

Many employers are interested in hiring a group of capable yet under-utilized individuals: those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). You may encounter students on the Spectrum when recruiting and hiring RIT students for your organization. This guide will help you work effectively with these students as candidates and employees.

Objectives include:

  1. Understanding the characteristics of ASD

  2. Understanding the benefits of hiring individuals with ASD

  3. What can you do as a manager, interviewer, co-worker, or recruiter

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AUTISM @ WORK PLAYBOOK

(Annabi, H., Crooks, E.W., Barnett, N., Guadagno, J., Mahoney, J.R., Michelle, J., Pacilio, A., Shukla, H. and Velasco, J. Autism @ Work Playbook: Finding talent and creating meaningful employment opportunities for people with autism. Seattle, WA: ACCESS-IT, The Information School, University of Washington, 2019.)

Finding talent and creating meaningful employment opportunities for people with autism.

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AN EMPLOYER'S GUIDE TO MANAGING PROFESSIONALS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

(Marcia Scheiner (Integrate Autism Employment Advisors) with Joan Bogden)

This is a comprehensive reference guide for managers and colleagues of people with Asperger's Syndrome. The book outlines the day-to-day workplace challenges faced by those with AS and then provides practical strategies to solve them in a respectful way. This book will help anyone engage with and support co-workers with AS to ensure mutual success.

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A GUIDE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS

(Rochester Institute of Technology - Spectrum Support Program)

This guide incorporates the ideas and successful practices of higher education professionals at postsecondary institutions who have worked with their universities to establish effective supports for students with ASD. (Published 2014)

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NEURODIVERSITY HUB MODEL

Operating model for the Neurodiversity Hub initiative and Proposed Charter for NDH Advisory Group.

Developed by Mitch Butler and Chris Rogers, two interns from Cornell University ILR School - K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (Jan-May 2018).

Neurodiversity Hub model

Neurodiversity Hub Advisory Group Charter