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Today’s Solutions: June 25, 2024

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WayFinder helps people with intellectual disabilities navigate independently

Many of us don’t think twice about daily tasks like going grocery shopping or visiting the mall, but for individuals with cognitive disabilities, these outings often require the assistance of a caregiver. A new app, WayFinder, hopes to make daily tasks more approachable for all by unlocking Read More...

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How assistive technologies are helping children with ADHD in the classroom

Like we’ve said throughout this whole week, neurodiverse people with conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have overlooked abilities that can be of great benefit to any organization or company. But in order to help people with neurological conditions unlock Read More...

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The parents of dyslexic children are transforming the way schools teach reading

The reading proficiency of kids in America is shockingly low. Apparently, less than 40 percent of fourth and eighth-grade students nationwide are proficient readers—and the blame lies on flawed methods of teaching reading in our education systems where kids are taught simply the letters and the Read More...

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Why having neurodiverse employees can give a company a competitive advantage

Yesterday we ran a story about how Goldman Sachs’ plans to hire job candidates on the autism spectrum as a way to boost diversity. As it turns out, doing so could also boost productivity within the company. Because neurodiverse people are wired differently from “neurotypical” people, they may Read More...

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More companies across the US are hiring neurodiverse employees

At the Optimist Daily, we are proud to celebrate neurodiversity— the idea that neurological differences are to be recognized and respected as any other human variation. That’s why we are pleased to see that Goldman Sachs has become the latest company to target job candidates on the autism Read More...

Your brain is a rain forest

Your brain is a rain forest

People with conditions like ADHD, dyslexia and mood disorders are routinely labeled "disabled". But differences among brains are as enriching—and essential—as differences among plants and animals. Welcome to the new field of neurodiversity. Thomas Armstrong | April/May 2010 issue Imagine for a Read More...

We Live in a Rain Forest

We Live in a Rain Forest

Jurriaan Kamp | April/May 2010 issue Our brains don’t function like a machine; rather they function like an ecosystem. “The brain has a tremendous ability to transform itself in response to change,” writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong in our cover story for this issue. Armstrong believes Read More...