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Neurodiversity and Inclusive Employment for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism, Keenan Wellar, LiveWorkPlay.ca

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15-minute presentation by Keenan Wellar of LiveWorkPlay on the occasion of the Brain Bonanza, June 9, 2018, a series of talks organized by the Ontario Brain Institute as part of the "Brain: The Inside Story" exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

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Neurodiversity and Inclusive Employment for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism, Keenan Wellar, LiveWorkPlay.ca

  1. 1. NEURODIVERSITY AND THE PATH TO INCLUSIVE EMPLOYMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES AND AUTISM Keenan Wellar, MA, CGT Presented at the “Brain Bonanza” June 9, 2018 Museum of Nature Exhibition “Brain: The Inside Story”
  2. 2. Remediating  Accommodating  Valuing
  3. 3. Neurodiversity refers to the diversity of human brains and minds – the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species. What It Doesn’t Mean: Neurodiversity is a biological fact. It’s not a perspective, an approach, a belief, a political position, or a paradigm.
  4. 4. The Neurodiversity Movement refers to a social justice pursuit that seeks civil rights, equality, respect, and full societal inclusion for the neurodivergent. One can be aware and accepting of the fact of neurodiversity without being part of the Neurodiversity
  5. 5. Remediating  Accommodating  Valuing
  6. 6. MEDICAL MODEL IN ACTION – THE PATH TO EMPLOYMENT SURE IS COMPLICATED!
  7. 7. Recognize Gifts!
  8. 8. BE A NEURODIVERSITY CHAMPION JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

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