Honors Theses and Capstones

Date of Award

Spring 2024

Project Type

Senior Honors Thesis

College or School




Program or Major

Business Administration

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

First Advisor

Kimberly France


The goal of this paper is twofold. One: understand executive disfunction to gain a broader understanding of neurodiversity and the challenges those with neurodiversity face in the workforce. And two: research different accommodations to combat executive disfunction and evaluate their effectiveness. To accomplish these goals, an extensive literature review was conducted to understand neurodiversity, executive disfunction, government requirements relating to accommodations, and an exploration of current accommodations available. Additionally, research was conducted in the form of interviews and a survey to expand and add to the overall understanding of this research area.

Results of the survey indicate an overall lack of knowledge and understanding surrounding neurodiversity as a whole but also shows a prominent desire from respondents to learn more. The study indicated that there is a negative stigma surrounding neurodiversity, and that accommodations and resources in both academia and the workplace are viewed as inadequate and not easily accessible. Finally, people with close ties to neurodiversity were found to be less inclined to agree that neurodiversity is a weakness, and more willing to lead/manage neurodivergent individuals and work with neurodivergent individuals if given the opportunity. Overall, more research is needed on this topic.