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Expand Your Understanding of Neurodiversity

This learning experience introduces learners to commonly used terms related to neurodiversity and encourages reflection on equitable practices in daily life.

Why Neurodiversity?

Across our communities, workplaces, and learning spaces, people learn, communicate, think, and work differently. Understanding more about our neurodiversity helps create connections, reduce misunderstandings, and build stronger relationships. 

Your new awareness and perspective can reduce workplace conflict, improve friendships and family relations, and, perhaps, provide you with insights about yourself and others that change how you think, work, and commuicate.



There are no prerequisites to enroll.

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Course Objectives

  1. Neurodiversity Origins and Definitions
  2. Social and Medical models of Neurodiversity
  3. Perspectives on Disability and Neurodiversity
  4. Case Studies in Supporting Neurodiversity

This course provides an overview of neurodiversity (or the diversity of human minds) for a general audience. The information and activities focus on educational, work, and community settings. By completing this course, you will become familiar with terms related to neurodiversity, including several different types of neurodiversity (symptoms, strengths, challenges), and to differentiate between social, legal, and political understandings of neurodiversity and disability.

This course is designed to take around 2-3 hours to complete.

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Neuroequity in the Workplace

This course can help you work towards an equitable work environment for neurodivergent colleagues.