This research paper explores the intricate relationships between neurodiverse and neurotypical individuals within the workplace. Through an exploration of the literature, the research focuses on the specific challenges faced by neurodiverse individuals, including those with conditions such as autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and dyslexia. The topic of neurodiversity will provide support to leaders in navigating interactions with neurodiverse individuals and fostering inclusivity in the workplace. This research serves as a foundational step towards creating a toolbox for the workplace. A survey was conducted using Survey Monkey to gauge respondents' familiarity with the concept of Neurodiversity and to identify effective strategies for workplace inclusivity, particularly among leaders. Discrepancies revealed in the survey shows potential gaps in support systems, highlighting the need for enhanced support for neurodivergent individuals. Notably, all respondents expressed the belief that leadership training programs should incorporate education on effectively supporting neurodivergent individuals. This finding indicates the eagerness among leaders for greater education and resources to cultivate inclusive workplaces.

Keywords: Neurodiversity, Neurodiverse, Neurotypical, Autism, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Dyslexia.

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College of Professional Studies Granite Division

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