Neurodivergent Individuals: Educational and Vocational Considerations

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Neurodivergent Individuals: Educational and Vocational Considerations

About this Session

This presentation examines the educational and vocational considerations for neurodivergent individuals, focusing on conditions like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It underscores the increasing prevalence of neurodiversity and its positive impact on creativity and problem-solving. Learning objectives encompass defining key neurodivergence terms, understanding common educational needs, and implementing vocational strategies for neurodivergent individuals. The discussion covers workplace challenges for adults with ADHD and ASD, ethical considerations in working with neurodivergent populations, and the decision-making process regarding disclosure in the workplace. Additionally, the presentation highlights supportive projects in higher education, neurodiversity programs in various organizations, and provides resources for rehabilitation practitioners and counselor educators.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define key terms related to neurodivergence and provide examples, fostering a foundational understanding of neurodiversity.
  • Describe common educational needs of neurodivergent students, enabling the creation of more inclusive learning environments.
  • Learn practical vocational strategies for working with neurodivergent individuals, promoting effective support in employment settings.

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Meet Your Presenters

  • Michael Frain, Ph.D., CRC
    Florida Atlantic University
  • Jennifer Sánchez, Ph.D., CRC, LMHC
    Associate Professor
    Florida Atlantic University
  • Ghari Shirley, M.Ed., CRC
    Doctoral Student
    Florida Atlantic University
  • Erin Barnes
    Clinical Associate Professor
    University of Iowa