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April LCIRT News

Like spring flowers, whether we're educators, counselors or students we're busy growing. This April, LCIRT features an interview with Dr. Manju Banerjee about a challenging but essential part of the growth process for young adults, learning to self-advocate. For transition and career services professionals seeking growth opportunities, it's not too late to register for our series on neurodiversity in the workplace, including the April 6 presentation by Dell Technologies on their neurodiversity hiring initiatives. We're also happy to announce that registration is now open for our annual Landmark College Summer Institute for Educators. And, as always, in LCIRT Recommends we bring you useful readings—on supporting students with ADHD, disclosing your own disability to your class, and another interview featuring Dr. Banerjee, this one on using gameplay to enhance classroom learning.
Featured Article
Self-Advocacy Strategies and Challenges for Young Adults
An interview with Dr. Manju Banerjee
VP of Educational Research and Innovation
Landmark College


By Carrie Bishop and Rachel Trajan of Intead 
Self-advocacy is one of the critical skills students need as they transition to college and, later, to adult life. Unfortunately, many neurodivergent learners struggle with it, and have little or no guidance to overcome the challenge in advocating for themselves. 

In this interview, Manju Banerjee, Ph.D., VP of Educational Research and Innovation at Landmark College, explains how parents and educators can spot signs and behaviors of poor self-advocacy, and shares some easy and actionable ways to practice and improve this skill with your learner.    
 
Events

NAVIGATING THE WORKPLACE:
Big Companies Hire and Support Neurodiverse Employees in the Pandemic and Beyond


Every Tuesday in April
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Eastern Time

TUESDAY, APRIL 6
Dell’s Neurodiversity Hiring Program: From pilot to pandemic and plans for the future

Danielle Biddick
Sr. Advisor, Diversity Talent Acquisition
Dell Technologies
This session will inform and educate the audience about the neurodiversity program at Dell and why it makes business sense to hire neurodiverse employees. Danielle will share ways in which the company has pivoted during the pandemic to host their program in a virtual environment, including challenges and resolutions, results, learnings, and plans for the future. Come and learn what Dell is doing to shape the discourse on neurodiversity. 
SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATORS
Online June 18 & August 6
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern Time

Registration is now open!

 
JUNE 18:  MENTAL HEALTH AND LEARNING DIFFERENCES
AUGUST 6:  CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT FOR SUCCESS

The Landmark College Summer Institute has been an annual opportunity for education professionals to reboot their learning and refresh their enthusiasm for supporting students who learn differently. This year's Institute, hosted online, features a keynote presentation on self-determination and student wellbeing by postsecondary disability specialist Dr. David Parker, as well as sessions offering practical take-aways based on 35 years of Landmark College expertise in teaching students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism. 
LCIRT Recommends

Ashley Shew
Inside Higher Ed

Image by Christiana Mergan from Pixabay
 
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