It was great to be able to meet people and catch-up, albeit virtually. Nicola Whiting hosted the session and introduced the panel of experts and our guest speaker, the wonderful Siena Castellon. Siena spoke about her journey to becoming a neurodiversity advocate, celebrated author, creator of the Neurodiversity Celebration Week, creator of a mentorship programme for neurodivergent young people and now UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals and she is still a teenager herself!
Following questions for Siena, each member of the panel introduced themselves and gave us a sneak preview of what’s in store for the next few sessions in the Neurodiversity 101 series. This includes a look at why a neurodiverse workforce can benefit your organisation, recruiting a neurodiverse workforce and creating the right environment to enable everyone to thrive.