neurodiversity

Neurodiversity in the workplace: my pledge for anticipatory inclusion

By Elisabeth Goodman, 13th August 2021 I am an Advocate for Neurodiversity. This comes from my experience as a parent, and as a Trustee for 5 years of the Red Balloon Learner Centre who support young people who are “missing from school”, some of which will have been as a result of their Neurodiversity. It …

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What if neurodiversity was simply treated as another form of diversity?

By Elisabeth Goodman, 18th January 2021 Some background on neurodiversity The term neurodiversity was first coined by Australian sociologist Judy Singer, and encapsulates a whole range of cognitive, sensory and behavioural diversity associated with neurological differences from what is deemed to be more ‘neurotypical’ configurations. Temple Grandin is a well-known author and advocate for autism, …

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Diversity in the workplace – making it meaningful

By Elisabeth Goodman, 16th November 2020 I have just come off a panel discussion at Bio Integrates 2020 (Life Science Integrates), on “Diversity Driving Decisions”, hosted by One Nucleus‘ CEO Tony Jones and accompanied by Joanna Gould, CEO and co-founder of VisusNano. The conference organisers cited an article by Anna Powers, which ¬†found that diverse …

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Working with diversity in thinking, learning and interpersonal styles

Elisabeth Goodman, 9th May 2020 I’ve been doing a bit of reading and thinking about the impact of diversity in how we think and learn and how this might play out in our interactions with each other at work, or indeed at home. A look at Neurodiversity There is a lot that we can learn …

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Neurodiversity – an organisational advantage to be valued and supported

By Elisabeth Goodman, 4th July 2017 What is neurodiversity, and why value it? I’ve been reading and thinking about neurodiversity for a while, as it is something that we value and support in young people at the Red Balloon Learner Centre in Cambridge, for which I am a Trustee. It is something that is sometimes …

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