Disability and neuro-inclusion for businesses
Overlook disability. Overlook opportunity.
Many businesses in Thailand are missing out on the innovation, culture of belonging and increased profits which come with neuro-inclusion. Don’t be one of them.
Steps’ team of disability inclusion specialists are experienced across the business, education, and third sectors. We’ll help you maximise the opportunity to be at the forefront of disability inclusive practices.
What is neuro-inclusion?
15-20 percent of the global population is considered to be neurodivergent. Neurodivergent people include those with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and other ways of thinking which differ from what is considered typical.
Neuro-inclusion is the notion of designing workplaces or other spaces so they are accessible to all, including neurodivergent people
How Steps can support your business
Steps can works with businesses in the following ways:
- We offer consultancy services to train businesses on how to implement inclusive practices – further details on these services are available below.
- We work directly with employment partners to take on neurodivergent interns and graduates from our vocational training centres. Read more about becoming an employment partner here.
- We run a Business Service Centre where we employ neurodivergent individuals to perform data entry and other administrative tasks. By outsourcing these tasks to our Business Service Centre, businesses can directly provide work to those who otherwise may face barriers to employment. Read more about how to outsource to our Business Service Centre here.
Disability in the workplace: the stats
- 15% of the global population has disabilities (World Bank, 2021)
- 50-70% of people with disabilities in developed countries are unemployed while more than 80-90% in developing countries are unemployed (UN, 2015)
- If people with disabilities were included in the workplace the GDP would create between
$1.37-$1.97 trillion annually (ILO, 2018).
The benefits of becoming disability and neuro-inclusive
Creating a diverse workforce is not just another KPI, it is creating value for your employees through engagement, passion, and dedication. Build a story for your organisation that every single employee will be proud to tell.
Beyond that, the business case speaks for itself.
The business case
Innovation that is truly inclusive for all types of people and customers comes from having a diverse workforce – think voice recognition!
Businesses that hire persons with disabilities and foster inclusive cultures report bottom-line benefits that show proven ROI
Studies show that working alongside people with disabilities makes non-disabled individuals more aware of how to make the workplace more inclusive for everyone.
Staff turnover is also lower, by up to 30 percent.
Future proofing your business
Here is how Steps can help your business:
- Understand your organisation’s attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs around inclusion and disability with our baseline inclusion assessment
- Physical and sensory workplace assessment
- Communication, system, and process assessment
- Focus groups, roundtable discussions, workshops, and training
- Adapting existing recruitment, onboarding, retention, and development processes to be accessible and inclusive
- Policy reviews
- Understanding what accommodations you can offer and how to put them in place
- Setting up employee resource groups (informal/formal)
- Neurodiversity coaching
How to get started?
Send an email with the following information to email@example.com and we will be in touch to arrange a call:
- Email address
- Organisation name
- Number of employees
- Are you currently hiring anyone who identifies as being neurodivergent and/or disabled? (disclosed or undisclosed)
- What do you hope to achieve from hiring inclusively?
We look forward to hearing from you and starting an inclusion journey together.