Stanford Neurodiversity Project’s NaW program aims to maximize the potential of individuals with ASD by evaluating their cognitive strengths, personalities, and tendencies in a systematic fashion, thus placing individuals in available positions based on their overall strengths and training them in teams that embrace the value of neurodiversity.

The employment disparity among ASD individuals negatively impacts youth and adults within the population on vocational, economical, and social levels. It has also limited their access to opportunities that are vital to the flourishing and well-being of adult life. Hiring and retaining individuals with ASD in the workplace merits serious consideration, not only due to its salience as an issue of social justice and equal access, but due to the additional potential for the immense societal and economic contributions that would be provided by engaging human assets in an employment setting. The NaW program is designed to assist internal and external employers in engaging and hiring individuals within this population. Prospective employees are provided with significant support during and following the job-seeking and hiring processes.

Are you an employer looking to hire neurodiverse employees?

Are you interested in learning more about the possibility of hiring neurodiverse individuals within your company? We would be happy to provide Neurodiversity Awareness Training, Position Consultation, Employee Team Best Practice Training, and more. Please contact us for further information.


If you would like to hire neurodiverse people and find suitable employees to fill positions within your company, click the image below to learn more about the Stanford Neurodivserse Job Bank (SNJB).

Employer Education and Training

If you are currently a Stanford hiring manager, supervisor, or professor, our Stanford Neurodiversity at Work Ongoing Support Program for Managers is a twelve-week program designed to better prepare neurodiverse individuals and their teams for success in the workplace. This program is offered free-of-charge twice a year (fall; winter/spring). If you are interested in this program, please contact us (neurodiversityatwork@stanford.edu) and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.