BHRI Forum Encourages Discussion About Neurodiversity

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The Brain Health Research Institute at Kent State University recently hosted the BHRI Neurodiversity Forum. During a panel discussion Zach Strickler, Neurodiversity Coordinator at Kent State Student Accessibility Services, Jessy Rice, undergraduate student in photography and studio art at Kent State, and Dani Jones, Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Sciences/Neuroscience at Kent State discussed their personal stories and perspectives regarding neurodiversity. A moderated question and answer period followed, focusing on the positive aspects of neurodiversity as well as the challenges faced by neurodiverse individuals within the university environment and the faculty and researchers who teach, advise and work with them. 

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The BHRI is strongly committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all areas, and we welcome and support neurodiverse individuals as part of that commitment.  We hope to plan more activities in the near future to raise awareness of neurodiversity and its importance to our mission at Kent State and the broader neuroscience community.

Watch the BHRI Neurodiversity Forum (May 20, 2021).


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POSTED: Monday, June 7, 2021 03:35 PM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 03:06 PM
Rhoda Wilk