Neurodiversity and Disability Inclusion in the Workplace - Free WebinarNovember 10, 2021 2pm ESTREGISTER HEREDescription:
This webinar will discuss neurodiversity, disability, and ways to increase understanding and inclusion of people in those communities. Neurodivergent people are those who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD, autism, Tourette's, and other conditions associated with differences in how brains are wired. Neurodivergent folks have more neuronal connections in their brains, which results in a higher sensitivity to environments. Neurodiversity describes the idea of including people with a variety of brain types, working together to bring true diversity of thought. All neurodivergent conditions are considered disabilities. The key to inclusion is providing accommodations so all people can participate in society and contribute their unique abilities.
Speaker: Gee Abraham
Gee Abraham is a writer, editor, and reviewer with a background in materials science and engineering, having authored numerous reports, technical notes, articles, manuals, and presentations in the field. Gee spent 12 years with Allied High Tech Products, Inc., as the lead technical writer and technical services manager. She developed and taught metallography workshops for more than a decade and has been an editor or reviewer for three peer-reviewed scientific journals.
After battling depression for years, Gee realized she is autistic in 2018 and a transgender woman in 2019. Finally finding herself, she joined a group of neurodivergent bloggers and started writing and editing articles. Gee and others formed the website and blog into a non-profit organization, NeuroClastic, Inc., focused on sharing voices and providing services to the neurodivergent community. She served as the group's first chief communications officer.
Gee recently started working with NeuroGuides, a non-profit organization focused on engaging, equipping, and encouraging autistic and other neurodivergent adults for success socially, occupationally, and relationally. She is still involved in materials science as a freelance editor and writer, IMS Board officer, and eager ASM volunteer.
Neurodiversity and Disability Inclusion in the Workplace - Free WebinarNovember 10, 2021 2pm ESTREGISTER HERE
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