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Neurodiversity At Work

Nov 4, 2019

Nygil Sims is a graduate of Project SEARCH. He works at Kennedy Krieger International Center for Spinal Cord Injury.
Credit Kennedy Krieger

People with neurological differences, like autism or dyslexia, often face barriers getting a job. But some employers are taking steps to recruit and hire neurodiverse workers.

Jamell Mitchell, of Ernst and Young, describes simple adaptations, like noise-cancelling headphones, to make an office more inclusive. Stacey Herman, of Kennedy Krieger Institute, breaks down misconceptions about the work that people with disabilities can do. Plus, Nygil Sims, who works at Kennedy Krieger’s spinal cord injury center and has a developmental disability, tells about challenges he’s faced.

Learn more about Project SEARCH here. Details about this week's Neurodiversity in the Workplace conference here.