What is neurodiversity and why should you care about it? [Sketchnotes]

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 Morgan-Trimmer

@ sparkleclass

Rachel is a neurodiversity consultant AND she has autism + ADHD

What is neurodiversity?

[brain]

Condition

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • ADHD
  • Autism

[Outline of a fish]

What is dyslexia?

Sees shapes first. Creative. Insightful!!

[origami crane – the bird not the machine]

Dyspraxia

  • Disconnect between brain and body
  • Bump into things
  • Creative problem-solvers
  • Perserverant!!!

ADHD

Can’t remember what you just saw

  • Type 1 – jumping around
  • Type 2 – inattentive

Forgetful – distracted – messy

Creative!!! Hyperfocus

[silhouette of a bat – the animal]

[Head with speech bubble saying blah blah]

Autism

“In their own time and space”

[rainbow pattern]

[messy spiral]

[banana]

WHY SHOULD WE CARE?

Inclusive! If you can change the world then do it!!! Hire neurodiverse people.

BENEFITS

  • Productivity
  • 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

Every product is DIFFERENT

[Secret sauce bottle with sauce flowing out]

The right attitude!

Approach – learn – include [heart]

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Connect with Antonella on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Her Insta is all sketchnotes, so you can see her different styles, and what she’s learnt in other workshops too.

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