The Overlooked Diversity: Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Most people, myself included, when asked to think about integrating topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion into our workplaces immediately go to a handful of areas: race, gender, physical disability, sexuality, and sexual orientation. In fact, until I was presented with the opportunity to write this article, I can say that I had never given much thought to applying diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the workplace to the way people think. That realization came as a surprise, considering that I am a neurodivergent person.
So what does it mean to be neurodivergent? Neurodivergent is an umbrella term first coined in the 1980’s …