A virtual event to discuss the formation of a Neurodiversity Employee Affinity Group is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. CT. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom.
Those who identify as neurodiverse, the parents of neurodiverse children, other family members, caregivers and friends are encouraged to attend. The meeting is open to all Vanderbilt employees, including staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars, regardless of identity.
The goal of the listening session is to gather input, ask questions and offer suggestions about how a Neurodiversity Employee Affinity Group at Vanderbilt can best serve this community, including creating programming for neurodiverse individuals and their families.
The listening session will be facilitated by:
- Linzie Treadway, project manager, Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Dave Caudel, associate director, Frist Center for Autism and Innovation
- Claire Barnett, communications coordinator, Frist Center for Autism and Innovation
- Dan Burger, data visualization lead developer, Frist Center for Autism and Innovation
This event is part of a new university initiative to create Employee Affinity Groups supported by the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with Human Resources. Other groups in the initiative include the Association of Vanderbilt Black Faculty and Staff, the LGBTQI+ affinity group and the Golden Dores.