Thu, Oct 17 | FOWI common room, fourth floor

The Autism Academy Story

Advancing innovation through neurodiversity.
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Oct 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
FOWI common room, fourth floor, 78 Murray Street, Perth WA, Australia

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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.

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The Future of Work Institute (FoWI) promotes productive and meaningful work as essential foundations of a healthy economy and society.

FoWI’s researchers focus on how people contribute to and benefit from new knowledge and practices, and their mission is to support thriving people and organisations in the digital age.

The Future of Work Institute acknowledges the Wadjuk Nyungar people as the traditional owners of the land on which the Institute is situated.

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Future of Work Institute

Curtin Graduate School of Business 

78 Murray Street

Perth WA 6000


Telephone: +61 8 9266 4668


Email: fowi@curtin.edu.au

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