Stanford Neurodiverse Candidate Registry

The Stanford Neurodiversity Research Program provides specialized support to neurodiverse candidates and employers during the recruitment process and after onboarding. Our goal is to make your workplace neurodiversity friendly.

Individuals on the autism spectrum possess a unique way of thinking, boosting innovation and productivity. By registering for the Stanford Neurodiverse Candidate Registry, you will receive support through our program and have access to job openings in our Stanford Neurodiversity Job Bank.

Accordingly, the research study has the following 4 specific aims:

Aim 1a. Compare job retention rates resulting from Neurodiversity at Work (NaW) starting before onboarding and NaW starting 6 months after onboarding (NaW-DS). Hypothesis 1a. We predict that the NaW program will result in a higher rate of sustained employment in autistic adults 15 months after onboarding when compared to NaW-DS.

Aim 1b. Compare duration of sustained employment for NaW and NaW-DS.  Hypothesis 1b. We predict that the NaW program will result in a longer duration of sustained employment as compared to NaW-DS.

Aim 2a. Compare the change in Quality of Life (QoL) between NaW and NaW-DS for autistic adults at month 15 post onboarding. Hypothesis 2a. NaW will result in a higher change in QoL, as measured by the World Health Organization Quality of Life assessment (WHOQOL-100), in adults with ASD, compared to NaW-DS.

Aim 2b. Compare the trajectories of change in QoL between NaW and NaW-DS for autistic adults over time. Hypothesis 2b. NaW will result in a larger QoL slope over time when compared to NaW-DS.

Exploratory Aim 3. Determine the costs of employee turnover achieved from the NaW and NaW-DS. Hypothesis 3. Compared to NaW-DS, NaW will result in decreased cost of employee turnover at 15 months.

Exploratory Aim 4. Compare rates of job offers between IP and PT programs. Hypothesis 4. We predict that IP will result in a higher rate of job offers in autistic adults, compared to PT.

Research participants 

Eligibility Criteria:

18-55 years old

have an autism (ASD) diagnosis

IQ greater than 59

ability to travel to work independently


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