No two brains are the same. An estimated 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent, including those with autism, ADHD, mental health disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, or acquired brain differences. Given this prevalence, why are conversations around neurodiversity nonetheless so difficult, especially in the context of broader discussions about disabilities?
In this talk, Haley Moss will unpack the nuances of navigating disclosure, advocating for ourselves and others, and building accessibility into our understanding of “inclusion.” Come prepared for lightbulb moments and expect to leave feeling more empowered to tackle stigma.
Attendees can expect to learn:
- How to define and understand neurodiversity, including through the lens of Haley’s experiences.
- The importance of recognizing and explaining disability’s absence from diversity, equity, and inclusion conversations.
- How to challenge our experiences with ableism and stereotyping on the basis of disability.
- Strategies for being a strong advocate and ally for neurodivergent colleagues.
- Advice for those who may discover that they may be neurodivergent.