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Employing a neurodiverse workforce could offer advantages

Employing a neurodiverse workforce could offer advantages to businesses.

Autism New Zealand, in conjunction with DXC Technology, held an executive luncheon on the 15th of April 2019, to explore how employing a neurodiverse workforce could offer advantages to businesses.

Neurodiversity is the concept of being inclusive of neurological differences, including hiring and retaining talented people with conditions such as ADHD, dyslexia and those on the autism spectrum.

Many people with autism have an eye for detecting patterns in data, and an ability to sustain superior levels of concentration, making them uniquely qualified to make exceptional contributions to tech and data teams.

The luncheon showcased some of the initiatives, programs and opportunities in information technology for people living with autism. Including DXC’s Dandelion programme which is now growing in New Zealand.

Jonathan Ball (24), a former participant of Autism New Zealand’s Employment Support Programme spoke about the highs and lows of his job-hunting journey and his experience of being employed as an individual on the autism spectrum.

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