The Neurodiversity in IT Program seeks to increase access and diversity in IT recruiting for individuals who identify as neurodiverse, while also increasing awareness and understanding about neurodiversity in the workplace. The program partners with both Zavikon and Neurodiversity Pathways, a Goodwill of Silicon Valley program, to support recruiting new hires; we are also partnering with Zavikon to pilot a new Neurodiversity in IT Internship Program.

Neurodiversity in IT is part of Stanford IDEAL IT, which provides innovative approaches for increasing diversity, inclusion, equity, and access across Stanford IT.

Neurodiversity as a Concept and a Movement

Neurodiversity is a concept that regards individuals with differences in brain function and behavioral traits as part of normal variation in the human population.

The movement of neurodiversity is about uncovering the strengths of neurodiverse individuals and utilizing their talents to increase innovation and productivity of the society as a whole.