Neurodiversity in the workplace

Jun 19, 2024 @ 01:20 pm

Judy Singer’s daughter struggled socially in her early years, in ways that reminded Singer of her own mother. By the time the girl received an Asperger syndrome diagnosis, Singer had already begun studying sociology at the University of Technology Sydney. Her focus on disability studies led Singer to coin the term neurodiversity, an important step in our recognition of neurological diversity and the movement to recognize the rights and value of those not just with Asperger’s, but a range of developmental and neurological conditions including autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and more.

Since that time, the work of Singer and other leaders in the field has taught us a great deal about neurodiversity in adulthood, and how to ensure the neurodiverse can build successful careers.

Sonderly offers a popular introductory video presentation on Neurodiversity in the Workplace. The one-hour video presentation features Char Zozzolotto, a respected autism advocate and Program Facilitator & Job Coach at the Geneva Centre for Autism.

Her talk explains autism and neurodiversity terminology, breaks down common myths and misconceptions, and identifies the unique strengths that neurodiverse people can bring to the workplace.

It’s about more than accommodations

While neurodiverse employees sometimes require adjustments and accommodations, most of those are either free, inexpensive or represent a simple one-time cost.

These investments can produce significant productivity gains for an employer. Neurodivergent professionals tend to excel at pattern-recognition and consistency. They will persist at a task until it is complete. And they often offer remarkable creativity and design skills.

Zozzolotto’s presentation explains how employers can support communication and social interactions in the workplace, how to make adjustments and more. She also digs into process details, like interviewing job candidates, onboarding and retention best practices.



Neurodivergent employees are uniquely suited to a range of professions. Learn how to maximize their potential in your workplace.

Get to know the neurodivergent employee and deepen your understanding of autism spectrum disorder. Learn best practices associated with neurodiverse workforce management, hiring, interviewing, onboarding and retention strategies that will benefit your entire workforce. This presentation delivers:

·         A plain-language description of autism and other forms of neurodiversity.

·         Examples of the productivity gains possible with neurodiverse employees.

·         Actionable strategies to build an inclusive neurodiverse workplace.

·         Details on how to support neurodiverse team members.

·         Important information on workplace disclosure and other adjustments required of employers.

Sign up for Neurodiversity in the Workplace today.