Neurodiversity and the Search Process

Video from December 1, 2017, 11:00am – 1:00pm, BLB, Room 260

The search process is intense for anyone but particularly for neurodiverse*candidates. This workshop will assist faculty search committee members in designing search activities that enable all candidates, including those who may be neurodiverse, to experience a fair and supportive process, and suggest ways faculty and staff can prepare neurodiverse students to successfully navigate their job search processes elsewhere. All faculty and staff are welcome.

The following panelists will make brief presentations, then invite discussion:

  • Dr. Demetria Ennis-Cole, Learning Technologies
  • Ms. Lauren Mathews, Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Dr. Shahla Alai-Rosales, Behavior Analysis
  • Dr. Katy Washington, Office of Disability Accommodation
  • Dr. Smita Mehta, Educational Psychology

*Neurodiversity has been defined by Nick Walker as “the diversity of human brains and minds – the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species.” The term is used most often in the context of people on the autism spectrum.