Neurodiversity at Work: Strategies for creating and fostering inclusive workplaces

Society has begun to use the term “neurodivergent” to refer to people with lifelong neurological or developmental conditions who learn, act, and work in ways that deviate from the norm. Accepting or promoting neurodiversity requires recognition that these differences reflect natural, non-pathological, variations in brain structure that can be strengths rather than deficits. In this session, experts will discuss how neurodiversity relates to the legal concept of disability and how individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and learning disabilities can be accommodated in both employment and union processes.