MISSION: Neurodiversity Works is devoted to empowering individuals with neurological variances, including autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, by paving opportunities in the dynamic drone industry. With neurodiverse individuals representing almost a fourth of the population, yet facing an alarming under/unemployment rate of 85%, our mission becomes crucial. Our goal is to craft innovative programs that facilitate these individuals to tap into their unique capabilities, thereby helping them excel and attain success in the commercial drone industry.
DRONE CAREER WORKSHOPS: These are enriching educational sessions for neurodiverse students and community members that showcase the drone industry's potential. These workshops include an outdoor "show and tell," providing hands-on experience.
IMPACT: These workshops empower participants with new skills and prospects while promoting inclusive employment practices.
NEURODIVERSITY DRONE CAMP: This two-day training program offers neurodivergent young adults comprehensive drone instruction, balancing indoor lessons with outdoor activities. The camp aims to boost Colorado's drone industry while supporting the neurodiverse community.
IMPACT: This camp provides the neurodivergent youth with new opportunities in the drone industry, equipping them with vital skills and positively impacting the industry.
REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: Students earn an Unmanned Aerial Systems certificate, receive FAA, OSHA, and First Aid/CPR/AED training, and gain paid on-the-job training with our Denver-based partner.
IMPACT: This program shapes the future of neurodiverse students by providing academic and practical training. Your support cultivates a more inclusive workforce, empowering our apprentices in the drone industry and beyond.
GENERAL OPERATING FUNDS: Your donations support our day-to-day operations, allowing us to maintain and expand our programs and services.
IMPACT: By supporting our operational fund, you empower neurodiverse individuals in the drone industry and contribute to an inclusive society that values neurodiversity.
BACKGROUND: Neurodiversity Works was born from a neurodiverse family's desire to combat the high underemployment rates among neurodiverse adults. Leveraging their nonprofit and drone industry experience, they aimed to create fulfilling career opportunities for the neurodiverse community. The drone industry, projected to create 100,000 new jobs by 2025, has significant growth potential and demand for innovative thinkers.
Our mission at Neurodiversity Works is to support and empower individuals with unique neuro-differences, such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, in their pursuit of careers in the drone industry. We believe that neurodiversity should be valued and celebrated. Nearly 25% of the population is neurodiverse, yet there is an 85% under/unemployment rate in the neurodiverse workforce. Our programs are designed to help these individuals reach their full potential and succeed in the workforce.
Neurodiversity Works was founded to address the high unemployment rate among neurodiverse individuals and provide them with the resources and opportunities they need to succeed in the workforce. The founders, a neurodiverse family, were driven to start the organization after seeing the challenges their own family and others faced in finding meaningful employment with a livable wage. They were particularly concerned by the fact that 85% of neurodiverse adults remain under or unemployed, despite being capable and willing to work. With their combined experience in nonprofit work and drone industry expertise, they felt compelled to create a new option for workforce development and career training that would benefit the neurodiverse community. They believe that having a fulfilling career provides many benefits for both the individual and society as a whole, and that neurodiverse employees bring unique perspectives and values to employers.
We are a Colorado nonprofit that prepares neurodiverse students for careers in the drone industry. We have been approved as a CDLE Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Vendor AND our Registered Apprenticeship Program is approved by the US Department of Labor.