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
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.