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Talent Canada: What’s next for neurodiversity in the workplace?

Neurodivergent employees can add value when given opportunities that leverage the unique characteristics of their capabilities

April 14, 2021  by Talent Canada

The month of April is recognized as Autism Awareness Month. (jlmcanally/Adobe Stock)

Many Canadians spend years of their lives — sometimes their whole lives — without being formally recognized as neurodivergent.

Whether it’s autism, dyslexia, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), these differences have a way of going unnoticed for years.

For me, it wasn’t until later in life that I began to identify as autistic, which explains many of the behaviours I expressed as a child and currently face on a daily basis.

As more companies embrace diversity and inclusion within their workforce, hiring neurodivergent talent and leveraging it as a strength has become commonplace.

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Read more on Talent Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.


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