Neurodiversity and STEM Education

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Neurodiversity refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood and other mental functions. As a term, it can include a multitude of neuro-variations such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and mental health. Therefore, we work with and teach neurodiverse individuals everyday

The Neurodiversity in STEM Education webinar was hosted by NGCP on September 21, 2020. In this webinar recording, presenters discuss neurodiversity and best practices for engaging neurodiverse learners in STEM programming. 


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Sara Sanders Gardner

Sara Sanders Gardner, a neurodiverse individual and program director of Bellevue College’s Neurodiversity Navigators program, provides a general framework and share insights and strategies.

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Elinore (Ellie) Gaitan

Elinore (Ellie) Gaitan, a current college student, shares her experiences growing up as a person with autism, her decision to study biochemistry, and strategies and tools that have helped her succeed.

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