Neurodiversity Celebration Week!

Neurodiversity Celebration Week!

Neurodiversity Celebration Week!

As a neurodivergent woman on the spectrum, I know firsthand how important it is to embrace neurodiversity.

My daughter Nicki first mentioned it to me!

I didn’t even know! She’s so insightful and well versed- she figured me out way before I had a clue, then I saw two professionals and low and behold!!

Do you know what it means?

It means that there are many differences in the way people’s brains work.

There’s no “correct” or “incorrect” way.

Instead, there is a wide range of ways that people perceive and respond to the world, and these differences should be embraced and celebrated!

Personally, when I am feeling overwhelmed, I’ve found that going for long runs, practicing yoga, or taking walks with my dogs can help me re-set, re-energy, and refocus.

I need my me time…

I need quiet…. noise triggers me

I need to go into my head and re-set myself

Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of stigma and discrimination against neurodivergent individuals, especially in workspaces.

That’s why we need to embrace and support it.

By creating an environment that accommodates for neurodiversity and acknowledging the strengths and challenges that come with different neurological conditions, we can build inclusion, diversity, and innovation

But which actions can we take to start?

Here are a few ideas:

• Educate yourself and others about neurodiversity. There are many resources available, and you can support and partner with organizations and initiatives that promote neurodiversity and resources to support individuals with ASD, ADHD, BPD, dyslexia, and other neurological differences.

• Challenge stigmas and stereotypes associated with neurodivergent individuals and promote acceptance and understanding.

• Advocate for policies and programs that support individuals with neurodivergent conditions, such as workplace accommodations, like noise-canceling headphones, privacy rooms, flexible work schedules, etc.

• Adjust your hiring practices to reframe the idea of what makes a “good candidate”. Many “social norms” can be difficult for neurodiverse individuals.

• Promote inclusive workplaces that accommodate neurodiversity and provide opportunities for individuals with diverse neurological backgrounds to thrive.

👉 You can start today by accessing resources, events, and more on the Neurodiversity Celebration Week Website! 

What are your thoughts on how workplaces can better support neurodiversity and create a more inclusive environment? Share your ideas with us in the comments below! ⤵

PS - I will talk more about this in my book - coming out soon. 🤗


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