It’s time to expand and enrich the neurodiversity movement, which has historically focused on inclusion of autistic people. These efforts have made meaningful impacts, but qualified autistic job seekers still face high rates of unemployment while other forms of neurodivergence are routinely overlooked. By supporting the full range of neurodivergence, a significant minority representing 20-30% of the general population, we can build stronger momentum toward inclusion for all.
Together, on November 19th, we will open up the conversation on neurodiversity employment to honor all types of neurodivergence, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, Tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD, and more. Neurodivergent experts, Rach Idowu, Tumi Sotire and Dr. Tracy Johnson (bios below) will share their personal experiences and knowledge. Join us as we look ahead to a new era of broad neurodiversity inclusion!
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Rach Idowu (she/her/hers) is an ADHD advocate who was diagnosed in January 2020. Shortly after her diagnosis, Rach started a newsletter on adulting with ADHD and used Twitter to find and connect with other adults who have ADHD. Since then, she has grown to be a prominent member of the ADHD community on Twitter and has featured in the NYTimes, The Independent, and Mashable. Rach also runs a Discord channel for neurodivergent working professionals, where reasonable accommodations and managing workload is often discussed.
Dr. Tracy Johnson (she/her/hers) is the Founding President and CEO of Vessels of Hope, a non-profit organization that helps individuals with learning disabilities. Dr. Johnson’s remarkable story of perseverance begins when she was placed in special education classes in the sixth grade, but was not diagnosed with dyslexia until years later. Tracy’s faith and encouragement to other students with dyslexia helped to sustain her when she became discouraged over the course of her education. Tracy is a dedicated role model and a leader in the dyslexia community and other populations with learning disabilities.
Tumi Sotire (he/him/his) runs a social media platform called The Black Dyspraxic which aims to highlight the intersectionality of race and neurodiversity. Tumi has been featured in Forbes and sits on the board of advisors at the Centre for Neurodiversity at Work Birbeck University London University.
NDR2 Social Media Kit
EVENT TICKET LINK:
Neurodiversity in the Workplace – @4neurodiversity
Rach Idowu, “Adulting with ADHD” – @AdultingADHD
Tumi Sotire, “The Black Dyspraxic” – @TumiSotire
Neurodiversity in the Workplace – @neurodiversityintheworkplace
Rach Idowu, “Adulting with ADHD” – @adultingadhd
Dr. Tracy Johnson – @dr.tracyjohnson
Tumi Sotire, “The Black Dyspraxic” – @theblackdyspraxic
Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Dr. Tracy Johnson
Neurodiversity in the Workplace – NeurodiversityInTheWorkplace
Dr. Tracy Johnson – tracyjohnson04
Tumi Sotire – tumi.sotire