Julie Alexander and Christine Conley-Sowels will be hosting a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, November 12th entitled “Understanding Neurodiversity.” During their presentation, Alexander and Conley-Sowels will define the concept of neurodiversity and how this concept effects peoples understanding of themselves and each other. Below is a short description of what the presentation will cover.
“The concept of neurodiversity was first introduce by Judy Singer in a an attempt to shift focus away from talking about deficits to talking about differences in the way the brain works. It refers to the diversity in the human brain and mind, the infinite variation of neurocognitive functioning. All people have different manners of learning and communicating. These differences bring unique gifts to the individual as well as challenges. This presentation will explore some of these differences to bring an awareness and appreciation of one’s own neurodiversity as well as the acceptance of others.”
To learn more, please join us for the Lunch and Learn on Thursday, November 12th from 11:00am till 11:50am in Pickell’s Conference Room. As usual, pizza from Jets pizza will be provided for those who attend. Please make sure to RSVP before noon on Wednesday, November 11th by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.