What you will learn:

In 1997, Apple launched an advertising campaign around the concept that throughout history people have “gone against the grain” and "think differently". Around the same time, Australian sociologist Judy Singer coined the term “neurodiversity” to articulate the needs of autistic individuals who did not want to be defined by a disability label, but instead, wished to be seen as different thinkers. Today, the idea of neurodiversity--that there is a natural variation in how the brain works and interprets information across all people -- has made its way into the workplace.

This course, designed for employers who want to become neuroinclusive, will cover the landscape of autism, strategies for providing supportive interviewing and onboarding processes, and creating success for neurodivergent employees through Intentional management practices. In this one hour live Elective, you will develop an understanding of the key concepts behind neurodiversity including the hidden curriculum and executive functioning, and how to create a neuroinclusive workplace.

About the instructor:

Tracy Powell-Rudy is Vice President of Corporate Engagement for Integrate Autism Employment Advisors’, a nonprofit that helps organizations become neuro-inclusive employers. She is a contributing author of The Neurodivergent Candidate, Recruiting Autistic Professionals and is also co-author of the recently published Journal of Intelligence article Examining the Use of Game-Based Assessments for Hiring Autistic Job Seekers. Prior to joining Integrate, Tracy was Vice President of a premier global executive search firm focused on CEO/Board through VP level searches. Earlier in her career Tracy worked in technology and telecommunications managing the Northeast Internal Telecom organization for a Fortune 100 corporation. Tracy graduated summa cum laude from Manhattanville College with a BS in Psychology and has an MS in Telecommunications Management from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. She is the mother of an autistic young adult daughter and identifies as late-diagnosed Autistic herself.
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Suggested Length:60 min
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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