How Can Understanding Neurodiversity Make You a Better Leader?

#LaidlawGlobalTalks session by Manar Matusiak, MD of Living Autism. Facilitated by Rebecca Shaw.

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This event is a part of the #LaidlawGlobalTalks Series, in which partner universities invite speakers to consider leadership--in the context of their own professional journeys, or as a topic of investigation in their work--in order to support the development of Laidlaw Scholars as next generation leaders. 

How can a knowledge of neurodiversity (autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia...) help leaders succeed?

Guest speaker: Manar Matusiak, Managing Director, Living Autism

Manar is Managing Director of Living Autism. She has over 20 years’ experience at director level in the specialist care and education sector, in particular in the field of autism. She helped to set up and develop the first transitional residential service in the country for young adults with autism and complex needs. Her background is in teaching and management and she is passionate about the development of individuals in the pursuit of the best possible quality of life. Through her training and coaching work she promotes the benefits of understanding and embracing neurodiversity.

You can access Manar's slides here

Nikol Chen (she/her)

Digital Content Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! My name is Nikol and I look after the Laidlaw Scholars Network.

I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. My final research explored the potential effects of design on patient wellbeing in hospitals, and I also took modules such as Ethnographic Documentary Filmmaking, Anthropology of the Built Environment, Art in the Public Sphere, and other less interesting-sounding things :)

Drop me a line if you have any questions about the site, or if you'd just like to chat! I am always down to meet interesting people, so let's get [virtual] coffee ☕️