Neurodiversity in the workplace

Why is universal Design Important?

Every neurodiverse individual has a different background or style. Therefore, when organizations design their work environments for a diverse population they are contributing and impacting positive hiring, retentions, and productivity.

Accessibility vs Inclusive Design

Accessible design focuses on customizing processes and products specifically for people with disabilities. Inclusive design encompasses a broader spectrum by considering everyone. This includes people’s locations, disabilities, perspectives, and anything that may impair their ability.

ITP Solutions recognizes that neurodivergent people face barriers to employment. We also recognize that companies face barriers that prevent them from hiring these individuals due to conventional recruiting and management practices. We can help businesses break down these barriers with inclusive and accessible solutions that will allow neurodivergent individuals to showcase their talents and businesses to tap into this untapped talent pool.

ITP Solutions encourages neurodiversity in the workplace. We also encourage universal design to meet all individual preferences and abilities, but also to adapt to specific needs. Although Universal Design covers the majority of supports, we need to keep in mind that Individuals are all unique.

Physical Environment

Wider doorways/hallways, automatic doors, ramps, accessible parking.


Soundproof rooms, ergonomic furniture, adjustable desks, lighting, footrests.

Tools and Technology

Grammar auto correct, speech communication devices, reading pens, voice recognition, digital recorders, iPad and tablets, word prediction software, visual search engines.

Training Tools

Delivering material visually, auditory, or kinesthetic, providing meeting agendas in advance and meeting notes or minutes after the meeting, providing different training options such as group workshops, one on one instructions, offering a buddy system.

Company Policies & Practices

Start/End times, breaks/lunch time, medical leave, flex time, dress code.

Work Flexibility

Part time, full time, temporary, remote work, hybrid work.