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JHM Employees with Disabilities & Allies Neurodiversity Fireside Chat

July 29 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity has partnered with the Disability Inclusion and Accessibility Task Force, Johns Hopkins University and JHM Employees with Disabilities & Allies to host a series of events in recognition of Disability Pride Month in July.

In this virtual fireside chat, panelists Kris Maxfield and Amy Bourke with moderator Ro Bowman will discuss:

  • Understanding Neurodiversity: What does being neurodiverse mean, and how does it impact daily functioning and work life?
  • Combating Stereotypes: Discussing common misconceptions about neurodivergence and how these can be addressed and dismantled in the workplace.
  • The Power of Accommodations: Exploring how workplace accommodations benefit not just neurodivergent individuals but enhance productivity and comfort for everyone.
  • Personal Stories of Success and Challenge: Inviting the panelists to share their personal journeys, highlighting specific instances where they have succeeded and faced challenges due to their neurodivergence.
  • Inclusive Practices for Neurodivergent Employees: Practical advice for creating an inclusive environment that respects and utilizes the strengths of neurodiverse staff.
  • Neurodiversity and Innovation: How can neurodiverse perspectives drive innovation and creativity within teams?
  • Support Systems and Resources: Discussing the types of support systems that are beneficial and how employers can better provide these resources.
  • Feedback and Growth: How can feedback be tailored to be more effective and supportive for neurodiverse employees?