“Explore The Spectrum” with Khushboo Chabria from Neurodiversity Pathways

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Khushboo Chabria
Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager at Neurodiversity Pathways
Website Address: https://ndpathways.org/

Each week on Explore the Spectrum, our host Jeanetta Bryant discusses the latest news and developments related to autism, as well as providing expert insights and advice to our audience. Be ready for anything by listening to what these insiders have to say. This week, Jeanetta speaks with Khushboo Chabria from Neurodiversity Pathways.

Short company description:

We are a social impact organization of professionals from a diverse set of educational and experience backgrounds in coaching, communications, higher education, and high technology. We are bound by our common passion to make a difference in the lives of neurodivergent individuals so that their talents and expertise can make an impact in the world through their work.

What Is Your Why (Why Are You In Business)?

Deeply passionate about diversity and inclusion, Khushboo is a Neurodiversity Specialist and a Transformational Leader, on a mission to advocate for and help provide access to high quality support services for neurodivergent individuals. Khushboo aims to make a meaningful impact in the world through education, empowerment, authentic engagement and unbridled compassion.

How did you get started in your field or work?

With varied experiences in supporting neurodivergent individuals of all ages and their family members, working as a therapist and clinician, studying Organizational Leadership and discovering her own ADHD, Khushboo brings an interesting mix of skills and experiences to this field of work. Khushboo is currently a Program Manager, Career Coach and Program Facilitator at Neurodiversity Pathways (NDP).

What’s one thing we should know that makes your company unique?

Neurodiversity Pathways (NDP) is a social impact program under the Goodwill of Silicon Valley focused on educating and supporting neurodivergent individuals to help launch their career and supporting organizations to integrate ND employees into the workplace through belonging and intentional empowerment. The tagline is “Inclusion for Abilities and Acceptance of Differences” and NDP is on a mission to inspire and improve the intentional inclusion of neurodistinct individuals in the workplace.

What are your biggest goals in the next 6 to 12 Months for your business?

Our biggest goals in the next 6-12 months are to continue supporting and empowering our neurodivergent jobseekers through our Career Launch Program to find meaning rewarding and sustained employment. Additionally, we hope to create more inclusive workplaces that empower neurodivergent talent with our Neurodiversity in the Workplace Awareness sessions to educate their employees of the importance and value of intentional inclusion and support of neurodiversity in the workplace. More serious organizations will benefit from our in-depth and experiential workshops for managers and coworkers to embark on Intentional Neurodiversity Inclusive Hiring to recruit new neurodiverse talent and support and empower all employees to bring their authentic selves to work.

Who do you know that is impacted by Autism and how has that impacted you?

Many of my clients are impacted by autism and it is my personal and professional mission to see them achieve their goals and find success and belonging through self advocacy. I aim to empower people with autism for the remainder of my life because we owe them the understanding and acceptance to be themselves. I believe that this is the work I was born to do 🙂