Neurodiversity Pathways at Goodwill of Silicon Valley seeks to expand the acceptance and inclusion of neurodivergent individuals in the modern workplace. The primary impact for the neurodivergent individuals we hope to achieve is meaningful, rewarding, and sustained employment that is commensurate with their education, interests, and skills. We approach our mission by offering programs and services for both the individuals and the employers.
Workplace Readiness Program
(for the individual)
Our Neurodiversity Workplace Readiness Program prepares unemployed (or underemployed) neurodiverse individuals with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century workforce. Once employed, we continue to support our alumni through one-on-one interactions and via a growing network of neurodiverse professionals. This program is geared towards self-motivated individuals who hold, or are working towards, a two-or-four year college degree. Additionally, we are occasionally able to work with individuals without a formal education who possess self-taught skills.
Our program helps you understand more deeply who you are as a neurodiverse individual, how your neurotypical colleagues experience the world, and how to successfully translate between the two. Our six-week program provides learn-by-doing simulated work environment in which to learn and practice a variety of essential personal and workplace skills, while also teaching valuable data and technical skills that you can apply once employed.
Neurodiversity Integration Services
Our Neurodiversity Integration Services prepares companies to become leaders in neurodiversity. Whether you are looking support existing employees, want to learn how to effectively recruit neurodiverse talent, or are seeking to build a robust neurodiversity hiring initiative of your own, we can help. Every company has its own needs, and wherever you are we can assist in your journey to promote neurodiversity within your workplace.
Diversity drives innovation. By tapping into an often misunderstood and underutilized talent pool, neurodiverse organizations enhance their creativity and capacity to innovate. Organizations which have successfully adopted neurodiversity practices share common themes of reduced attrition, improved management effectiveness, and increased morale for all employees.
Our Neurodiversity Integration Services spans the full talent acquisition, retention, and development life cycle from initial screening, enterprise readiness preparation for candidates, candidate assessment, neurodiversity readiness training for organizations, and job and life coaching.