Ryan Casey is a neurodiversity employment specialist. He is the Founder and Executive Director of ClearWeave Careers – a company that helps the Neurodivergent find and retain employment. Ryan has appeared on PBS, spoken at Yale, and has trained teams at: the Guggenheim Museum, Oracle, and CVS.
US /ˌnʊr.oʊ.dɪˈvɝː.dʒənt/ UK /ˌnjʊə.rəʊ.daɪˈvɜː.dʒənt/ (also neurodiverse)
having or related to a type of brain that is often considered as different from what is usual, for example that of someone who has autism: The report claimed that around 20% of high school students in America are neurodivergent.
There are many different types of developmental neurodivergent conditions.
(source: Cambridge Dictionary)
From partner ClearWeave Careers …
The following is taken from our training classes and are ways in which you can more effectively hire and retain Neurodivergent Talent.
“The US Bureau of Labor reports that only 17% of transition-age youth with disabilities are employed. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Job interview skills are a critical component of job readiness training for transition-age youth. The study also found that the employment rate depended on the number of times the students practiced with the virtual role-players. For all categories, students who practiced 15 or more interviews gained employment 71% of the time within 6 months.”
Virtual Role-Players Help People with Autism or Other Disabilities Find Employment by Teaching Job Interview Skills
“Traditional recruitment process can work against autistic people because there are a lot of unwritten social cues, such as body language, which he doesn’t always pick up on.”
The Autism Advantage – Why Businesses Are Hiring Autistic People
People with autism possess greater ability to process information, study suggests
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Participation Among College Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder