Neuro-inclusive Employment: Creating Workplaces for All Brains to Thrive

Event Details:
When: July 12, 2022 10:00 am – July 12, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Virtual

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers – $65
VBSR Members – $45

Registration is open

Event hosted by: Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

As a part of VBSR’s People-Centered Workplaces Learning Community Series, join VBSR and Mel Houser, M.D., Executive Director of All Brains Belong VT, for an interactive training that will give participants concrete parameters to improve their neurocultural competency.

About this Workshop

1 in 5 people think, learn, and communicate differently than the so-called “typical” brain. Yet, current efforts toward enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace do not include neurodiversity and disability. At a time when employee burnout is at an all-time high and many businesses are struggling to recruit and retain employees, it is essential to create workplace environments where people with all types of brains can thrive.

What does it mean for employers to be neuro-inclusive? Join Mel Houser, M.D., Executive Director of All Brains Belong VT, for an interactive training that will give participants concrete parameters to improve their neurocultural competency. This will include accessibility-related aspects of recruitment and hiring, workplace environment, training and supervision, and workplace communication. Participants will leave with specific, actionable steps to improve the accessibility and neuro-inclusiveness of their organizations.

Questions? Please reach out to VBSR Education & Events Manager, Molly Barfuss, at mollyb@vbsr.org.

Meet Your Presenter

Mel Houser, M.D.(she/her) is a board-certified family physician with a clinical focus on providing primary care for neurodivergent patients across the lifespan. She is the Founder and Executive Director of All Brains Belong VT, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Montpelier, VT that uses universal design principles to provide healthcare, social opportunities, and neurodiversity-related education.

Thank you to our People-Centered Workplaces Learning Community Sponsors: