Persons With Neuro Diversity: Nurturing An Untapped Innovative Workforce

Neuro diversity is a novel concept and has been challenging traditional ideas of what is normal to be a functional human being and who can make prized contributions to society (Babineau, 2009; Silverman, 2013). It inhabits a niche in the Autism Spectrum Disorder realm (ASD), known as Asperger’s Syndrome. As the business world learns to seek out and embrace invention, novelty and   innovative goods and services, the value of persons who see and create “out side the usual lines,” (such as those with Asperser’s Syndrome), is celebrated. The most noted technology companies are successful because of their disruptive products, (iPhone, fit bit, Google glasses, iPad, Self driving/electric cars etc...) go beyond the users’ experience, expectations and imaginations.This case study explores the managers' perspectives on policies and strategies that influence the success of persons with ASD (or Neuro diversity) in the Silicon Valley workplace. 

Presentation Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Event or Conference: 
2017 International Academic Conference on Business. San DIego
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
Boyer's Domain: 
Presentation Location: 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Dr
San Diegp, CA 91208
United States