I was given the opportunity to teach one class for Cornell Univerity's IRL College new Neurodiversity course. This was an extra special opportunity for me. Beyond the obvious reasons, I grew up in central NY not all that far from
This was an extra special opportunity for me. Beyond the obvious reasons, I grew up in central NY not all that far from Cornell. Teaching at an institution which has been a big name since I was old enough to hear about colleges was extra satisfying. On top of that, some of the chapters from my "Geeks Guide to Interviews: 15 Critical Items for the Technical Type" and some units from my online course "Communicating with the Technical for the Non-Technical" were used as part of the course material.
Professor Bruyère recruited a list of international leaders in the Autism at Work effort. Guest speakers are James Mahoney Chief Quality Officer& Executive Director and Head of Autism at Work JPMorgan Chase & Co, David Kasiarz Senior Vice President Global Total Rewards and Medical American Express, Jose Velasco VP Products and Innovation plus Head of Autism at Work SAP, and Ed Thompson Founder and Director Uptimize. As is common, while highly valuable, most of the information in the areas of Neurodiversity, ASD, Autism, and Asperger's come from people who don't understand the challenges first hand. My goal is to speak about my first-hand experience and the actual thoughts and challenges I have in various situations. I challenge more of my neurodiverse "A"SD Lister compatriates to step up and get their 1st hand knowledge out where it can be seen, hear, and considered.
Thank you to Professor Bruyère for allowing me this great privilege.