Magee-O’Connor Foundation Supports Workforce Neurodiversity | Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana

Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana has received a $10,000 grant from the Magee-O’Connor Foundation to support neurodiversity workforce training efforts.

Easterseals Arc’s cross-functional team of employment specialists will assess neurodivergent individuals, identify barriers, teach skills and provide job placement services. The goal is to help each participant find meaningful community-based employment that matches their unique skills and abilities.

The team also will educate local employers on best practices for developing a supportive workplace culture that values the strengths of neurodiverse individuals, reduces stigmas and stereotypes related to disabilities, and advances equity and inclusion.