Different ≠ Disordered
This talk will address the socio-historical factors that led to neurodivergent people being classified as disordered, and why that might or might not be accurate. He will also make the case that these individuals have played a key role in the advance of civilization, and how adopting a mindset that embraces neurodiversity benefits all of humanity. He will share some of his own experiences as a proud, neurodiverse individual.
John Elder Robison is a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and advocate for autistic people. He is the author of several books on autism spectrum disorder, including Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening, and Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s.
If you are attending the May 4-5 Professional VIsit Days, register here.
An RSVP is requested for this event to help plan refreshments: