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Career Coaching Strategies to Support Neurodivergent Clients
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
12:00 - 2:00 pm
The term neurodiversity was coined by autistic sociologist Judy Singer in 1998. It refers to the diversity of human minds, the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species. Being neurodivergent means having a brain that functions in ways that diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal.”
As career development professionals, we work with clients and students with a broad range of neurocognitive functioning. Some may have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, ADHD, and specific learning differences. We may find ourselves ill-prepared to provide career transition and job search coaching that benefits our neurodivergent clients.
Join us for this informative session to learn new tools to support your neurodivergent students and clients. Speakers include PACDA member Rich Davis from Comfort Career Connections who will discuss job fit qualifications, invisible disability, and career pathway development. Other speakers to be added.
Rich Davis, Comfort Career Coach at Comfort Career Connections, earned his BS in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and has professional experience that spans workforce development, private practice, and higher ed environments. His career coaching incorporates his perspectives as a neurodivergent career professional with powerful predictive analytic career reports. Rich has been a panelist for the NDGiFTS Movement and a Team Leader for the Philadelphia Eagles Autism Challenge as well as for Autism Speaks and NAMI walks.
NCDA CEUs: NCDA CEUs are pending
Act 48 credit: After the event, PACDA can provide you with certificate of attendance, for you to submit to the Pennsylvania Department of Education to obtain Act 48 credit. Email email@example.com to obtain your certificate.
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