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Neurodiversity and National Security How to Tackle National Security Challenges with a Wider Range of Cognitive Talents : RAND Corporation , 2023


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From the report: "This report provides research and analysis for national security leaders, managers, and employees who seek to better understand neurodivergence and neurodiversity and who desire simple and implementable steps to achieve neurodiverse inclusivity for their workplaces. Neurodivergent is an umbrella term that covers a range of cognitive diagnoses, including (but not exclusive to) autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder and attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and Tourette’s syndrome. The purpose of this study was to understand the benefits that people with neurodivergence bring to national security; the challenges in recruiting, working with, and managing a neurodiverse workforce; and the barriers in national security workplaces that prevent agencies from realizing the full benefits of neurodiversity."



Weinbaum, Cortney, Khan, Omair, Thomas, Teresa D., Stein, Bradley D.


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