Amy Johnson is a Senior Product Designer at Sprout Social in Chicago, IL. She is a late-diagnosed autistic female and a neurodiversity and product accessibility advocate. Amy has experienced several different types of tech work environments through her career and has a unique perspective on what it means to design and work with others while being autistic. She was diagnosed at the age of 27 and has since been on a journey of self-discovery that has led her to speak out about Neurodiversity in creative workplaces.
Rewire Your Team: Neurodiversity Inclusion to Improve Work Practices
Neurodiversity in the workplace is more than just expanding your talent pool. It’s an opportunity to build better hiring practices, work environments and team communication habits. I am a Product Designer and late-diagnosed autistic woman. Join me as I walk you through my personal journey and share with you the thoughts and learnings I’ve had along the way. In an age where remote is king, we have a responsibility, more than ever, to work with mental health close at heart.
This presentation will give several examples of key takeaways that can be shared with their teams and generally helps the audience make more insightful team decisions. Neurodiversity is a highly intersectional form of diversity that links hands with mental health awareness in the workplace.