On Friday, February 22, 2013, renowned author and neuro-diversity activity Jonathan Mooney will be speaking at the Learning Inclusion Conference at Red Deer College.
Jonathan’s talk is called Re-Drawing the Lines: Neurodiversity: A Compass to a Changing World. Here is the description:
Welcome to a new world, where the good kid doesn’t sit still. A world where some of the smartest kids in the class don’t read well or don’t read at all. A world where the popular kids don’t make eye contact, don’t shake hands, and definitely don’t back slap. And where a Swedish design company hires people with Asperger’s syndrome—not as charity, but because this company believes programmers with Asperger’s make superior employees.
Renowned author and neuro-diversity activist Jonathan Mooney vividly, humorously and passionately brings to life this wonderful world of neuro-diversity: the research behind it, the people who live in it, and the lessons it has for all of us who care about the future of education. Explaining the latest theories, Jonathan helps teachers and parents redefine what it is for students in the 21st century to think, learn and be successful.
Jonathan has two sessions: 12:30-1:45 and 2:15-3:30. Both sessions are open and free of charge.
The conference website has more information on this session and others.