Adapted Article: Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Created by Rachel Steinberg, 3L Place, January 2019
Applies to: Work and Career, Understanding and Participating in Society
Purpose: To empower members to hone their own special skills by representing how neurodiverse populations can be assets to a workplace.
Objectives: Members will feel empowered to search for their own unique skills, and will have some new ways to think about Work and Career.
- Adapted article (attached below)
- A screen to show the article
- Introduce the topic. Remind members what neurodiversity is, and let them know that today, you will talk to them about how neurodiversity can be a really great skill to have at work.
- Read the adapted article with members. Consider the deliver that will be best for your group. You could choose to print out a copy of for every member, or display it on a large screen, or both. Take turns reading the article aloud.
- Re-read the article.
- Have a group discussion about neurodiversity. How does neurodiversity help in a job? How can neurodiversity be hard in a job? Keep this theme going throughout your teaching of Work and Career.
- Re-read the article as many times as is appropriate for members to feel that they have a basic understanding of neurodiversity in the workplace.