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NIH Children’s Inn Human Resources Manager Encourages Hiring Of Neurodiverse Job Applicants.

November 7, 2018

The Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette (11/7) reports that during a workshop in Mount Washington, Maryland, Erica Wight, a Human Resources Manager for the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health, delivered a presentation on how employers can adjust their hiring practices to find “neurodiverse” job candidates, including those “with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or dyslexia, or on the autism spectrum.” Wight said there is an ongoing “neurodiversity movement” that she likened to “a civil rights movement,” calling it the “next huge wave.” Wight added that some estimates place “the proportion of the population with neurodiversity” – a group of people “with typically high unemployment” – at 15 percent, the piece says.

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