We were thrilled to be joined by special guest – Lead DEIA Specialist and International Neurodiversity Educator Marcie Ciampi – and Uptimize CEO Ed Thompson for a discussion of key misconceptions around the topics of neurodiversity at work, common mistakes people can make as a result, and how to avoid these.
The discussion covered:
- Why management professionals can be apprehensive about topics including neurodiversity and/or disability
- Myths and fallacies common in the workplace
- What mistakes can be made as a result of these misconceptions
- Effective ways to approach neuroinclusion efforts that create real and lasting change
- Recommendations for sparking the neuroinclusion conversation internally
Marcie is best known for her writings found in the well-received blog and book “Everyday Aspergers”. A professional educator, she has been featured in various literature, including peer-reviewed journals, Aspien Women, Autism Parenting Magazine, The Mighty, Project Aspie, Art & Autism, and Different Brains. Marcie now serves as the lead DEIA speicalist at Paylocity.
Ed Thompson is the CEO and founder of Uptimize – a unique corporate training platform that helps organizations attract, hire and retain talent that thinks differently. Uptimize works globally with organizations like Salesforce, JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte and IBM, building robust and impactful neurodiversity at work programs. Ed has also become a frequent speaker on the topic of neurodiversity in the workplace and is currently writing a book on the subject.