Neurodiversity, Invisible “Disability”, & Unconscious Bias: The Primary Obstacle of Neuroinclusion in the Workplace
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Explore the importance of intentionally including neurodiversity in DEI work and statements. Learn about how training and awareness of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability laws can help reduce stigma and discrimination against neurodiverse individuals. Discover more neuroinclusive human resources and management practices.

Learn how using neuroinclusive practices supports a highly trained library workforce and increases equity for neurodiverse individuals.


Christie Peters is Head of the Area Studies, Humanities, & Social Sciences department at Washington University of St. Louis (WashU) Libraries. Prior to WashU, Christie served as Head of the Science & Engineering Library at the University of Kentucky Libraries. Current efforts include development and coordination of WashU Libraries participation in the University’s Prison Education Project and advocacy for neuroinclusion in libraries. Regarding the latter, Christie presented the session Becoming a Neuroinclusive Manager: Moving Beyond Awareness at the Conference on Academic Library Management in June 2023.


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Recording: Neurodiversity, Invisible “Disability”, & Unconscious Bias: The Primary Obstacle of Neuroinclusion


By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Recognize the disparate, discriminatory impact that unconscious bias at all levels of the organization has on neurodiverse employees
  2. Describe essential aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Title 1 (Employment), including Reasonable Accommodations, as they apply to various aspects of the employment lifecycle
  3. Integrate neuroinclusive best practices into current HR and management practices across the employment lifecycle

Class Details

Date(s): October 26, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: CHIS Level 1
Class Experience Level: Beginner
This class is sponsored by Region 2.

Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Debra Trogdon-Livingston
Technical Assistance: Dasha Maye

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