Mentra is the brainchild of both neurodivergent and neurotypical individuals, working synergistically create the bridge that connect recruiters with autistic candidates. By leveraging the scalability of Artificial Intelligence and an autism-first design approach, Mentra provides a neurodivergent-friendly application process that will put autistic candidates in front of inclusive recruiters rather than being having them forced to navigate through the challenging process of finding a job.
Accommodations don’t have to be elaborate or expensive, yet can make a world of difference for neurodivergents. In fact, 56% of the accommodations out there have no cost at all. Based on the data we’ve collected on the Mentra platform, here is the top list of #accommodations that neurodivergents have shared with us that can be most useful:
👥 Job Coaching or Mentorship:
This type of support can provide guidance and assistance in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the workplace, which can be especially beneficial for neurodivergent individuals who may have difficulty navigating the traditional work environment.
🎧 Noise Cancelling Headphones:
Many neurodivergent individuals may be sensitive to noise and may have difficulty focusing or processing information in a noisy environment. Noise-canceling headphones can help reduce distractions and create a more conducive work environment.
🕰️ Uninterrupted Work Time:
For neurodivergent individuals, it may take longer to process information or complete tasks. Uninterrupted work time can allow them to focus on their work without distractions, which can increase productivity and improve work quality.
⏳ Extra Time:
Similar to uninterrupted work time, allowing for extra time can help neurodivergent individuals to complete tasks without feeling rushed or overwhelmed. Flexible Schedule: A flexible schedule can be beneficial for neurodivergent individuals who may have difficulty with traditional 9-5 workdays or may have fluctuating energy levels or needs.
✋ Allowance of Fidgeting Devices:
Many neurodivergent individuals may have difficulty sitting still or focusing for long periods of time. Allowing the use of fidgeting devices can help them stay engaged and focused on their work.
🎥 Closed Captions and Recorded Meetings:
Many neurodivergent individuals may have difficulty processing spoken language, closed captions, and recorded meetings can help them understand and participate in meetings.
🗓️ Email / Calendar Organization:
Neurodivergent individuals may have difficulty keeping track of tasks and deadlines. Email and calendar organization can help them stay on top of their responsibilities.
📝 Written, Concise Instructions:
Neurodivergent individuals may have difficulty understanding verbal instructions. Written, concise instructions can help them understand what is expected of them and complete tasks more efficiently.
🗣️ Interviewer Experienced with Neurodiversity:
Neurodivergent individuals may have difficulty communicating their strengths and skills in a traditional interview setting. An interviewer experienced with neurodiversity can help create a more inclusive and understanding environment and assist in identifying the strengths of #neurodivergent candidates.
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