August 5, 2021 –
Our IT colleagues with autism, ADHD and other neurological differences are an asset to our workplace. Yet, some of us are not able to appreciate or acknowledge their strengths because of a lack of language or understanding.
Kimberly Blackshear, MSW, and Tara Chandrasekhar, MD, co-chairs of Duke Neurodiversity Connections and Sarah Brandsen, Duke PhD student, will join us on Thursday, August 5, 2021, from 2-3 p.m. via Zoom for a powerful learning opportunity. We hope this important conversation will help us make our IT workplace more inclusive and supportive for our neurodiverse colleagues.
From the Duke Neurodiversity Connections website:
"Neurodiversity is an inclusive term that emphasizes the abilities of people with “brain differences” that are distinct from what is considered “typical.” As a social justice movement, neurodiversity aims to recognize the strengths and unique challenges of those with autism, ADHD and other neurological differences. We view neurodiversity as an asset to Duke University’s campus culture and academic mission."
DiversifyIT would like to raise awareness and discussion around key aspects of the neurodiversity movement and ongoing efforts that we can support. If you are interested in participating in our efforts, or have suggestions email us at diversifyITemail@example.com.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 917 8443 3563