woman in wheelchair with office colleagues in background October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which sheds light on the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full and equal access to employment opportunities. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, the disabled community – particularly those with unseen disabilities like autism – is often left out of the conversation. In fact, while a vast majority of companies claim to prioritize diversity, only 4% consider disability in their initiatives. Not only is the disabled community equally important and deserving of more representation in the workforce, but there is a clear business case for hiring neurodivergent candidates in particular.

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