Emerald Studies In Workplace Neurodiversity

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Series description

This important series is designed to make a significant contribution to the development of research on neurodiversity in the workplace. Despite increasing recognition of neurodiversity as a competitive advantage (Austin & Pisano, 2017), little is known about the work experiences and career outcomes of neurodiverse individuals. Neurodiversity is reported to include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Tourette Syndrome, and other neurological differences. This series will include books, monographs, edited volumes, and practitioner handbooks examining the key individual, organizational, and societal issues surrounding neurodiversity at work, the challenges involved in finding and maintaining employment for neurodiverse individuals, and the need to understand which best practices will lead to positive work, career, and life outcomes for neurodiverse individuals.

The series, Emerald Studies in Workplace Neurodiversity, will synthesize critical thinking around the strategic issues associated with hiring and integrating neurodiverse individuals into the workplace. Titles in the series will provide current research in this area. This series will capture contemporary research and practice from a diverse range of international scholars, practitioners, and educators. The series will help to build connections between research and neurodiversity in the workplace.

The series will explore the role of organizations, educational institutions, advocacy groups, and the public sector in preparing neurodiverse individuals for employment, best practices being utilized in the employment process, and how these may be adapted to address future challenges. This is a series that is relevant for both academics and practitioners, as it aims to further the research agenda on the topic and influence the ability of organizations to successfully hire neurodiverse individuals. While little is known about the work experiences and career outcomes of these individuals, the individual, organizational, and societal issues associated with neurodiversity in the workplace underscore the importance of this topic.

Potential key issues for the series to explore include, but are not limited to:

• Neurodiversity in Today’s Workplace

• Improving Work Experiences of Individuals with ASD

• Employer Perspectives on Hiring Neurodiverse Individuals

• The Careers of Neurodiverse Individuals

• University Programs and Initiatives to Prepare Neurodiverse Individuals for Employment

• International Perspectives on Neurodiversity in the Workplace

• Understanding the Neurodiverse Inclusive Organization

Cristina M. Giannantonio, Chapman University; Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Chapman University

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editor via email:

Cristina M. Giannantonio; giannant@chapman.edu

Amy E. Hurley-Hanson; ahurley@chapman.edu​​​​​​​

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