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Connecting Neurodiverse Talent

Created an inclusive professional networking and training platform connecting neurodiverse talent with supportive employers.

Group Members:

Sanath Desai, Xinyi Luo, Roma Patadia, Suswara Moola, Ananya Srinivasan

Class:

DMGT 720 Professor John Storey

Timeline

June 2023 - August 2023(10 Weeks)

Introduction

AUTISM SPECTRUM CONDITION

This is a neurological condition that impacts how a person interacts with the world.

Level 1

Require Support for social interactions, planning and organizing etc.

Level 2

Require Support for social interactions, planning and organizing etc.

Level 3

Severe verbal and non-verbal communication deficits.

Unique superpowers of individuals on spectrum

Strong Memory
Visual Thinking
Attention to Detail

Famous Individuals on spectrum

CHARLES BABBAGE

TEMPLE GRADIN

ANDY WARHOL

Autistic people are not only perfectly capable of meeting serious intellectual demands; they also can have qualities that are suited for tech jobs, such as being detail-oriented and methodical.
Jenny Lay-Flurrie (CAO, microsoft)

Benefits of hiring Neurodivergents

of teams who are inclusive make faster and betterdecisions

more likely to be market change leaders and innovators.

Statistics

5.4

million adults in the United States have autism spectrum condition.

70%

of adults on the spectrum
have average or aboveaverage
IQs.

Why?

85%

of adults on the autism
spectrum are unemployed in USA.

Problem Statement

Employers are aware of the benefits of hiring employees on the autism spectrum but lack the resources and understanding to hire them.

Employees on Autism Spectrum are not confident enough to communicate other people which increases the diffculty of employers to hire them.

Solution
Training
Network & Resoruces

For adults on Autism Spectrum

Only

Professional networking
& training platform for

adults on the autism spectrum.

Easy On Boarding

Quick and simple onboarding to set up the profile and get started.

Profile Customization

SPIN allows a lot of freedom to express hobbies and translates it to employers to replace a resume.

Acess to Trainers

Employee can access vocational training and soft skill training to improve their skills. Employers can also access vocational training to make workplace more inclusive.

Professional Networking

Employees can connect to recruiters and other adults on the autism spectrum to socialize.

Benefits

Provide awareness training to the staff

Develop in-house assistance

Customize workplace environment

Independent living skills

Workplace transition

Career advancement

Retaining Employment

Self-Advocacy

Social Skills

Differentiator

1

Both employees and employers receive training.

2

Employers hire from an untapped talent pool.

3

Employees build their community.

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