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Menachem Rephun
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America is currently facing unemployment rates as high as 30 - 40% for neurodiverse adults, three times higher than the rate for people with physical disabilities, and 8 times higher than the rate for non-disabled people, according to data cited by CultureAmp.com. In this post, we’ve gathered 22 lesser-known facts and statistics about neurodiversity and...
On April 10, Creative Spirit hosted our annual #RoadtoEquity gala at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to advance our goal of ensuring full workplace inclusion, accessibility, and fair-wage employment for the neurodiverse community. The gala also spotlighted #HireDifferent, our vital, ongoing mission to place at least 1 million candidates in fair-wage roles by end-of-decade....
For many people, the answer might be an idealized image of romance and connection. Yet dating also comes with an array of rules, expectations, and subtle nuances that can be intimidating even for those with experience. For people who are neurodiverse, dating often presents additional challenges, particularly for people on the autism spectrum, who might...
First line: White Creative Spirit #HireDifferent Logo. Second line of text: by Menachem Rephun, Creative Spirit Communications Manager. Bottom Line of text: 2024: How The Election Can Reshape The Future of Neurodiverse Inclusion. Bottom thirds is a red white and blue "vote" graphic fearturing blue and white "voting box with red check card descending into the podium.
From voting rights, to abortion, gun control reform, and much more, the 2024 election will be momentous in shaping the future of American democracy. The upcoming election is also an opportunity for renewed focus on supporting and upholding the basic civil rights of the approximately 42.5 million Americans with disabilities, including the 15-20% of the...
Written By Menachem Rephun, Creative Spirit Communications Manager Image Description: The title reads, in Dyslexie font (a free font designed for and by dyslexics), “A New Perspective On Disability: A History Of the Neurodiversity Movement, followed by an integrated rainbow infinity symbol (the symbol for neurodiversity).” Below sits the Creative Spirit #HireDifferent Logo. The image...
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Written By Joseph Conciatori, Creative Spirit Candidate and Advocate November 12, 2023 On Saturday, October 14, young changemakers from around the world – including yours truly – participated in the EVOLVE Sustainability Sprint. Hosted by Joni Roberts, the founder of Evolution University, the event challenged delegates to create compassion-centric solutions to global issues, such as...
Written By Joseph Conciatori, Creative Spirit Candidate and Advocate November 11, 2023 YOUNGA 2023 Kicks Off with Networking and Engaging Discussions I recently had the honor and privilege of participating in YOUNGA 2023 as a youth delegate for the second consecutive year. Once again, I participated in a variety of engaging virtual events, including networking...
Written By Menachem Rephun, Communications Manager, Creative Spirit; Designed by Chris Jarrin, Art Director Creative Spirit, and Joanna McElnea, Community Manager Creative Spirit and Self-advocate with dyslexia and ADHD As the war in Israel continues, one area that has been under-publicized is Israel’s longstanding commitment to disability rights and the Model of Inclusion. Through our...
Written By: Menachem Rephun, Communications Manager, Creative Spirit October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual campaign dating back to 1945 that focuses on improving employment inclusion, representation, and accessibility for people with disabilities and neurodiverse conditions. NDEAM is also centered on raising awareness of ableism and the stereotypes and misconceptions that interfere...
Written By: Menachem Rephun, Communications Manager, Creative Spirit How ChatGPT Can Redefine Neurodiverse Education, Workplace Inclusion, and More  ChatGPT, a language model-based chatbot that can generate written content through deep learning, has been the subject of controversy since its launch in November of 2022. Some have voiced concern over pre-programmed biases within the platform, and...
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