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April 29, 2024
Ep 22: Neurodivergence and the Talent Experience

Neurodivergence and the Talent Experience

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About the Episode

About the episode: It can be a lonely world in the workplace for those who have invisible or hidden disabilities, that is conditions that are mostly neurological in nature such as:  ADHD, autism, epilepsy, anxiety disorders, mental illnesses, fibromyalgia, migraines, diabetes, sleep disorders, asthma, allergies, Asperger Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, other forms of chronic pain, etc. The Fast Company commentary “Why employers need to change how they onboard neurodivergent workers” introduces us to an autistic college professor whose introduction to her then-new employer left much to be desired because a condition such as hers was not taken into consideration when planning an off-campus orientation. That professor, Ludmila Praslova, visited “I Wanna Work There!” to discuss her experiences and the world that she would like to see for neurodivergent employees.

Here are your takeaways for episode 22:

  1. You will walk a mile in Ludmila’s shoes, learning what it is like to be forced to fit into an employment structure that does not consider neurodiversity.
  2. You will learn how to engage with neurodivergent colleagues.
  3. You will find out how colleges and universities can work to ensure that neurodivergent employees enjoy a satisfactory work experience.

About the Show: I Wanna Work There! takes a look at how colleges and universities can develop competitive, compelling employer brands. Join us for an honest and solutions-based look at the issues that surround institutions positioning themselves as employers of choice.

About The Enrollify Podcast Network: I Wanna Work There is a part of the Enrollify Podcast Network. If you like this podcast, chances are you’ll like other Enrollify shows too!  

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People in this episode


Eddie Francis is the Founder of Edify Ventures and is the host of I Wanna Work There!


Ludmila Praslova

Ludmila N. Praslova, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, is the author of “The Canary Code: A Guide to Neurodiversity, Dignity, and Intersectional Belonging at Work'' (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, April 2024) and the member of the Thinkers50 Radar 2024 cohort of global management thinkers most likely to impact workplaces.

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