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About Neurodiversity Works

As the drone industry experiences unparalleled growth and expands into various sectors, the inclusion of diverse, innovative thinkers—particularly those who are neurodivergent—becomes paramount. However, navigating the professional world can pose challenges for neurodivergent individuals, including those with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other neurological differences. Our unique cognitive processing can potentially be groundbreaking in industries hungry for innovation like the drone sector, yet societal and professional obstacles persist. Stark statistics shed light on the current scenario:

Statistics

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A staggering 40% of neurodivergent adults, encompassing those with ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, and more, are unemployed—a rate threefold compared to the general disability population.

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Despite education, 85% of autistic college graduates find themselves without employment.

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Only a meager 4% of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives include disability as a focal point, even though neurodivergent individuals comprise an estimated 20-30% of the population.

Although there has been a considerable improvement in  understanding and acknowledgment of neurodiversity, persistent stigmas and barriers continue to hinder professional advancement for our community. Recognized for high levels of creativity, innovation, problem-solving capabilities, and focus, neurodivergent people can face challenges in standard workplace practices, leadership roles, and social scenarios due to prevailing misconceptions and social norms.

In the booming drone industry, there's not just an opportunity but a necessity to harness the capabilities of neurodivergent individuals. By consciously integrating us into the workforce, the industry could not only drive innovative developments but also play a significant role in dismantling discrimination and mitigating the disproportionately high unemployment rates among this remarkably qualified demographic. Engaging neurodiversity could indeed be a strategic move towards achieving sustained growth and innovation in the industry while promoting a genuinely inclusive work environment.

Board of Directors

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

The presence of a robust and active board, is vital to the success and strategic governance of our organization. Each board member brings a unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives that contribute to the well-rounded decision-making process, ensuring that our programs and initiatives align with our mission and core values. The board plays a critical role in providing oversight and ensuring financial stability and transparency, which are essential for building trust with our stakeholders and the communities we serve. Furthermore, their network and expertise enhance our capacity to form strategic partnerships, secure funding, and drive innovation within our programs. Their commitment and active participation are pivotal in steering our organization towards achieving its goals, fostering a culture of accountability, and ensuring the long-term sustainability of our impact on the neurodiverse community.

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