Thu, 17 Oct|
FOWI common room, fourth floor
The Autism Academy Story
Advancing innovation through neurodiversity.
Time & Location
17 Oct 2019, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
FOWI common room, fourth floor, 78 Murray Street, Perth WA, Australia
About the Event
The Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Australian economy. The technological competency and readiness of the nation, from students, to workers and the broader business community, are key in determining Australia’s future STEM capacity and position as a leader in this sector. Neurodiverse individuals with autism tend to think more literally and systematically, with high tolerance for repetitive tasks, making them particularly adept at performing many STEM roles. Many neurodiverse individuals have unique strengths and abilities, reported to bring new and creative skills to workplaces, with a tendency to outperform their peers with regards to attention to detail, quality of work, innovation and work ethic.