AT and Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Finding Balance in the Chaos – July 31, 2024

Date: July 31, 2024
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm ET

Colorful figurines of men, women and person in wheelchair

Program Description

Neurodiversity is a word we are hearing more often. It describes differences in the way people’s brains work. People who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, and autism are considered neurodiverse, but other diagnoses can also fall under this category. People who are neurodiverse can be a wonderful addition to a work team. They are often out-of-the-box thinkers and can contribute different perspectives. 

As workplaces try to be more inclusive, it is important to understand and help employees with different ways of thinking. This presentation covers tips and best practices for creating a welcoming workplace for everyone, no matter how their brain works. 

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Best practices for interviewing candidates 
  • Things to consider when onboarding a new employee
  • Tools to assist all employees, including those who are neurodiverse, in creating the workspace that best meets their individual needs.

Presenter

Jessi Wright, Maine CITE Director – Jessi is an assistive technology professional overseeing Maine CITE, the state assistive technology program in Maine. She has worked in the disability field for over 15 years in various capacities around the country including residential programs, providing autism services, teaching in special education, university disability services, and working closely with vocational rehabilitation. 

Registration

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Certificates of Attendance

Participants attending the live webinar will receive a link to a short program evaluation form at the end of the presentation. Certificates of Attendance will be sent (via e-mail) to those who have completed this evaluation form.

Accommodation

Maine CITE provides live transcription via CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) as well as a link for streamtext for all webinars. If you need another accommodation to attend the webinar, please contact Maine CITE on or before July 24, 2024 via email at info@mainecite.org or by calling 207-621-3195. 

Rev: 7/1/2024