“Neurodiversity is the idea that neurological differences like autism and ADHD are the result of normal, natural variation in the human genome” ~ John Elder Robison
We have extraordinary local partners at Landmark College’s Center for Neurodiversity and the Vermont Learning-Support Initiative to help us on our journey to create a society where we choose to actively develop skills and accommodations that enable everyone to contribute to learning environments, employment and community.
Other resources around neurodiversity include:
The American Institute for Learning and Human Development supports the creation of developmentally appropriate practices and rich learning environments for children, adolescents, and adult learners. It seeks to accomplish this mission by providing timely, practical, and cutting edge information via keynotes and workshops as well as books, articles, and social media posts on the following topics (click on each subject for more information):
- 101 Non-Drug ADHD Strategies
- The Power of the Adolescent Brain
- Multiple Intelligences
- The Natural Genius of Children
- The Best Schools
- The 12 Stages of Life
Collegiate Coaching Services works from a strengths-based approach and seeks to shine a light on the value of the neurodiverse student and employee.
A forward thinking article written by Robert Austin and Gary Pisano, “Neurodiversity As A Competitive Advantage”; Harvard Business Review, May-June 2017, highlights that a growing number of companies, including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and SAP have adjusted their “human resources practices to capitalize on the talents of neurodiverse people.” The authors report that many people with “neurodevelopmental conditions” have extraordinary skills, including in memory, mathematics, and pattern recognition.