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43: The Importance of Neurodiversity | Corey Hollemeyer

43: The Importance of Neurodiversity | Corey Hollemeyer

autism education Dec 22, 2020

Corey Hollemeyer is an HR & Inclusion Consultant and mother of two beautiful girls. Her oldest is autistic and her youngest is likely autistic as well. Corey shares how everyone benefits when there is neurodiversity in our schools and workplaces.

  • “I would say that in that household, I was more of the adult than my parents were.” – Corey Hollemeyer
  • “We know our kids best and we are absolutely their best advocate, you know, until they can advocate for themselves or even as they’re doing it for themselves, we’re right there with them.” – Emily Melious
  • “Neurodiversity is actually a term that was coined by Judy Singer. And it actually just means that we’re all cognitively diverse. We all think in a unique way.” – Corey Hollemeyer
  • 0:38 – Growing up as a misfit
  • 3:58 – An artist for a daughter
  • 6:16 – Challenges of growing up autistic
  • 8:04 – Education reform
  • 14:02 – Autistic unemployment
  • 17:48 – What is neurodiversity
  • 20:25 – How to advocate for your child in the neuro-minority


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