THE NEURODIVERSITY NOTIONS LINKY #2



Welcome to the second edition Neurodiversity notions linky, where you can share and read posts relating to neurodiversity in educational settings and workplaces. This includes Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyscalculia, Autism, Bipolar, OCD, Tourette Syndrome, and others.


Welcome, 

I can't believe it has been a month since I launch my Neurodiversity linky. So much has happened since then. The big news is that I have buy-in from the Head of my company to establish Neurodiversity at work. I am so extremely excited about the possibilities, whilst being a little (lot) nervous about how it will all turn out. 


My favourite post from last months linky was from Lynne who wrote about Autism and Employment, after seeing Janine Booth speak. Janine was diagnosed in her 40's and shared that it was like entering into bright light after being in a darkened room. The post contained some great insights about the challenges that autistic people can face when looking for employement, and some reasonable adjustments that employers can make to be more accomodating.

This month, I am sharing my post on how do I make people stop and think about neurodiversity. I wrote this after watching David Letterman interview Barack Obama who talked about extraordinary people who against all the odds manage to change history. It got me thinking about what we can learn from the change makers of the past. Please pop over to the post and let me know what you think, by sharing your thoughts in the comments. 

I also wanted to share a post that I came across earlier this month which talks about the strength of a neurodiverse workforce. This post talks to the competitive advantage that neurodiversity can give companies, as backed up by a recent Harvad study. The article was a fanstastic viewpoint on the practicalities that need to be considered by organisations, and the how recruitment tools such a psychometric testing could be a barrier to many. As the article says, it is not motiviation it is practical solutions that is needed to help bring many talented people into the working world. 

I look foward to reading your posts this month (old or new). Also please don't forget to comment on the my post, the one before yours and others if you can. This helps to spread the love and ensure that the word gets out.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Till next month,
Helen

How it works

For those who have not heard of a linky before, it is a way for bloggers to collectively share blog posts on a common topic. It is a great way for fellow bloggers to share their own posts, and for my lovely readers to discover new posts.

Each month I will share one of my own posts and will choose a favourite post from the month before, which I will also share on my Facebook page, twitter feed and pinterest page.

Linking up will add you to the mailing list for future notifications of the linky, please let me know if you don't want to be included. 
  1. The linky will open on the first Saturday of each month, and will remain open until the last day of the month
  2. You can link up to two posts each month.
  3. Please comment on my host post and at least one other post. Please include the tag #NeurodiversityNotions on your comments, so I can see where you have comments. 
  4. Share your posts with the hashtag #NeurodiversityNotions. I will reshare items where you mention me (@LifeAndASC).
  5. Include the linky badge in your post, by copying any pasting the html below into the bottom of your post
  6. Please be kind and respectful of each other. If you do disagree with someone, please be considerate in your response.





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  1. I've linked up a post to help neurodiverse students in high school. My kids found it nearly impossible to follow their high schools' timetable, so I made a colour coded one for them instead. It's amazing how little changes can make a big difference!

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    1. It is the little changes that count. Thanks so much for linking up, glad to have you join 😊

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