NEURODIVERSITY RESOURCES

When Anthony Moffa joined JPMorgan Chase in December 2016, he was excited about the opportunity but nervous because he didn’t know what to expect. After all, it was the first job he’d ever had where his colleagues would know he was on the autism spectrum right from the start.

Dyslexia is a learning disability that includes difficulty in the use and processing of linguistic and symbolic codes, alphabetic letters representing speech sounds or numeric representing numbers or quantities.The first description of dyslexia appeared in 1896 by Dr. W. Pringle Morgan in Sussex, England. The word dyslexia is derived from the Greek word ‘dys’ (meaning poor or inadequate) plus ‘lexis’ (words or language). Implying only an inadequacy in language tasks.

There is an incredible talent pool of adults on the autistic spectrum that has been overlooked for all the wrong reasons,” says 46-year-old Anandan. “People who haven’t had a fair shot to succeed at work, because of workplace and workflow and business practices that aren’t particularly effective for anyone but are especially damaging for anyone who is wired differently. 

Creating an environment that empowers employees to bring their authentic self to work every day is a priority at VMware. A sense of belonging is an important part of what propels VMware’s business forward. Both of these philosophies are at the core of VMware’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, VMinclusion and the employee-driven Power of Difference (POD) communities.

The truth about ADD vs. ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder comprises three distinct subtypes — inattentive (traditionally called ADD), hyperactive-impulse (traditionally called ADHD), and combined. Symptoms vary significantly for each type — from bouncing-of-the-walls energy to quiet spaciness and profound disorganization. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the preferred medical term for the biologically based neurological condition that was once called ADD.

The value of diversity in an organization is becoming more widely understood, with increasing investments being made in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. These initiatives often focus on diversity of identities, such as gender, ethnicity, and cultural background.Neurodiversity is not uncommon. The CDC reports about 1 in 6 children are diagnosed with neurodevelopmental differences in the US.

At Auticon we support our client’s technology needs. Our firm, founded in 2011, is a global IT consulting and social enterprise firm, where 200 of our 300 global employees have autism. We’ve always seen our diversity as a strength that enhances our problem-solving ability. They have unique cognitive strengths: attention to detail, a systematic way of working, logical analysis, pattern recognition, error detection and sustainable concentration for routine activities.