These are the sketchnotes that the very talented Antonella Scaravilli made at my neurodiversity workshop.
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[images are described in square brackets]
Computer weekly + Spinks
[Picture of smiling white woman with unimpressive hair]
What is neurodiversity and why should you care about it?
Rachel is a neurodiversity consultant AND she has autism + ADHD
What is neurodiversity?
[Outline of a fish]
What is dyslexia?
Sees shapes first. Creative. Insightful!!
[origami crane – the bird not the machine]
- Disconnect between brain and body
- Bump into things
- Creative problem-solvers
Can’t remember what you just saw
- Type 1 – jumping around
- Type 2 – inattentive
Forgetful – distracted – messy
[silhouette of a bat – the animal]
[Head with speech bubble saying blah blah]
“In their own time and space”
WHY SHOULD WE CARE?
Inclusive! If you can change the world then do it!!! Hire neurodiverse people.
- They learn faster
- Adapting costs NOTHING!
- Universal accommodations help EVERYONE!
- Neurodiverse staff understand neurodiverse clients.
HOW TO DO IT RIGHT
Rethink the rule book
- fill in forms
- in person interviews
Don’t set it and forget it!
- check in!
Taylor your approach
Every neurodiverse [stick man]
Every product is DIFFERENT
[Secret sauce bottle with sauce flowing out]
The right attitude!
Approach – learn – include [heart]
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