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    Inclusive Hiring Network and Uniquely-Abled People

    People with unique abilities are often more capable than what others expect. They should only get a fair chance to highlight their skills. An organization and its management should focus on their unique abilities rather than what they can’t do. An inclusive hiring network can facilitate induction of uniquely-abled workers and help in their skill…

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    Diversity and Inclusion for Uniquely-Abled People in the Workplace

    A diverse workforce should include uniquely-abled people. According to several reports, nearly 20% of people in the US have to cope with some sort of unique abilities. More than 70% of these people have disabilities like cognitive challenges, blindness, or some chronic disorders that are not visible from outside. This section of the population includes…

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    Job Skills Training for the Uniquely-Abled

    Increased independence often demands learning new skills. The key components that are required for people to enhance their skills are support and access to facilities. Uniquely-abled people should have proper access to learning opportunities that are tailored according to their interests and abilities. That aside, a support network of family, friends, and mentors is very…

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    Disability Inclusion and Workplace Accommodation

    Unique abilities, more commonly known as disabilities, should never keep a person back from gainful employment if they are otherwise suitable for the job. But the fact is, companies are reluctant to recruit or promote people with unique abilities. As a result, disability inclusion often remains a far-fetched concept in most companies. According to the…

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  • How an Inclusive Workplace Matters

    An inclusive workplace is a work environment that recognizes individual and group differences in a workforce. It helps an organization to factor in the perspectives and diversity of background of the employees. This helps to increase employee talent, creativity, innovation, and contribution. However, there is a difference between an inclusive and diversified workplace. An inclusive…

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    Importance of Vocational Skills Training for the Uniquely-Abled

    Unique abilities are of several types. Being uniquely-abled is an umbrella term that means a lot of things. These include mental health conditions and well as physical disabilities. That aside, many people become uniquely-abled later in their life. Whatever be the condition, vocational skills training can play a major role in integrating uniquely-abled people to…

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    ASD Employment Opportunities Not Much Forthcoming

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a mental condition which is marked by unusual self-preoccupation of the person affected. It leads to a detriment in communication, inability to imagine, and limited ability to socially interact with others. Adults with ASD, quite obviously, face a tough time to carry out any type of work that involves performing…

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    Employers Still Lag Behind in Disability Employment

    While companies and organizations have given a lot of attention to forge race and gender parity in the workplace, disability employment has been one area which has been neglected, despite best efforts on part of the government and authorities. The challenges faced by uniquely-abled people regarding gainful employment are still huge. The attitude of the…

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    Diagnosing Social Communication Disorder

    Social communication disorder is a “new” diagnosis that was recognized in 2013. It includes a few, but not all the symptoms commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder. Social communication disorder is often considered a milder version of autism. Parenting a Sensitive Child Here are some of the criteria for diagnosing social communication disorder Deficits when…

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    Defining High-Functioning Autism is Tricky

    High-functioning autism has no formal diagnosis. There’s no agreed definition as to what can be termed as high-functioning autism. But even then, the term usually includes either or some of the following conditions. A person having relatively milder symptoms of autism, which despite the mildness, have enough merit to fall under the spectrum. A person…

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