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  • Writer's pictureKristy Mandigo Kinkor

Neurodivergent in the workplace

Do you know what Bill Gates, Emma Watson, Steve Jobs, Simone Biles, and Temple Grandin all have in common? All these individuals are neurodivergent. So, what is neurodiversity and why focus on it?

Chances someone you know ( or yourself) is neurodivergent since studies show 1 in 7 individuals are neurodivergent which is a wide range of neurological differences that include but are not limited to Dyspraxia, Dyslexia Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, and Tourette Syndrome. Making space and including these individuals results in leveraging different perspectives, ways of thinking, and problem solving approaches. In this session, you will learn more about what it means to be neurodivergent including individuals’ superpowers and challenges. We will also discuss ways we all can be strong allies to our family members, friends, coworkers and maybe even ourselves toward being more inclusive and being better together.

Because I am nerodivergent I tend to be surrounded by Others like myself sometimes I have to remind myself that there are others that are not Neuro divergent, that I can relate to it might be more difficult but I might have a more fulfilling life by reaching out beyond what I know and I feel most comfortable with...

I would say for myself my statistic is 5 out of 7 people that I surround myself are Nurodivergent.

How about you?

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