Autism Unmasked: Diagnosing Women
Our "Autism Unmasked" initiative is created to improve the diagnostic criteria for autistic women. Currently, men are diagnosed at a 4:1 ratio due to clinical trials being heavily dominated by male subjects. Even within men, the behavioral presentations which meet the diagnostic criteria vary by individual and are currently highly stereotyped and narrow.
Women have an even harder time achieving a diagnosis because of their guided social development and ability to "mask" their underlying traits. Women are often misdiagnosed as bi-polar, borderline, ADD, depression and anxiety and treated incorrectly through pharmaceuticals, therapy and endure a social stigma that disaffects so many otherwise healthy individuals. The long term psychological impact is so great, it is critical we intervene.
Creating better diagnostic criteria means involving more women in the conversation. We will accomplish this initiative through research, public discussion/storytelling and increasing access to medical resources.
Response Registry: COVID-19 Early Detection
Response Registry is an innovative neurodiverse analytics solution developed to supplement incomplete, backward looking data provided currently to municipalities around COVID-19.
Communities and municipalities use the Response Registry platform to more accurately track and manage critical, actionable data in real-time, providing insights for smarter decision making.
Built to serve the needs of both individuals and communities, the Response Registry qualifies both your clinical symptoms of having COVID-19 along with your overall mental and physical health equity to determine your need for medical attention and facilitate immediate contact with a physician, testing facility or hospital. We work in consultation with medical providers to offer virtual and in home visits along with COVID-19 testing for individuals in need.
The tool is fueled by complete transparency, all data collected is aggregated in real-time to be presented right back to the people.
Find the Right One - Dating and Friendships
Nearly half of autistic adults live with a family member and about one in five is unemployed. Only 9 percent have ever been married. Only 32 percent of autistic individuals have had a romantic partner despite having the similar desire for human connection as neurotypicals. This is a tragic and overlooked emotional trauma affecting millions of good people.
We are developing a comprehensive dating and friendship platform to help neurodiverse individuals socially integrate and find partners in life. Our FTRO lifestyle preference and personality assessments will uncover neurodiverse individual's unique collection of powerful traits to offer within a mutually beneficial partnership.
Our compatibility algorithms will find a true complimentary match based on variables which scientifically contribute to long-lasting relationships
Potentia Workforce - Neurodiverse Employment
80% of autistic individuals who have college degrees are unemployed. Of the 20% who are employed, 50% of those are underemployed. Neurodiversity Foundation has partnered with Potentia Workforce to build workforce inclusion and training programs (for organization and individual) and have successfully began placing candidates in higher earning positions with integrated support. Within the first month of employment. we observed dramatic results in quality of life and workplace performance.
Our social model approach creates and environment that not only benefits the neurodiverse individual but the entire workforce. Within this approach we do not encourage the individual to change who they are or "fix their deficits", we acknowledge their strengths and put them in a position to success by building natural supports and individual accommodations into the role.