124: Navigating Neurodiversity with Helen Needham

April 3rd, 2019 · 52 mins 28 secs

About this Episode

01:45 - Helen’s Superpower: Taking Abstract Information Seeing Things Others Don’t See

05:26 - Decoding People: Asking Contextual Questions and Listening For Motivation

11:52 - The Intersection of Empathy and Neurodiversity

15:14 - Being Deliberate as a Survival/Coping Skill

16:41 - Being Different, Understanding Yourself, and Discovering Your Unique Capabilities

23:22 - Interfacing with the Neurodivergent Community and Actively and Openly Talking About Neurodiversity

30:55 - Paying Attention to EQ: Emotional Intelligence

37:01 - Becoming Self-Aware

Helen Needham: My guide to working with me (an autistic adult)

41:05 - MeDecoded: Personal stories from the Neurodivergent & allies, in the pursuit of decoding Neurodiversity


Jamey: Possibly implementing how to work with guides at their workplace.

Jessica: Making a deliberate process out of decoding people.

Avdi: It’s not about changing who you are, it’s about working with the world while you still are who you are.

Janelle: Owning your own special skills and talents and taking in the hurricane.

Helen: The importance of support and understanding. The world needs more silent heroes.

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