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Siena Castellon REEL Neurodiversity Celebration Week - Shared screen with speaker view
Puja Uppalapati (she/her or they/them)
35:51
SUPER HELPFUL
Callie Turk
35:52
Hi everyone! Please feel free to put your questions in the Chat
Puja Uppalapati (she/her or they/them)
35:59
PARENTS SHOULD TELL THEIR KIDS
Puja Uppalapati (she/her or they/them)
36:14
ive heard from some people it was very hurtful when they found out their parents knew and didn't tell them
Puja Uppalapati (she/her or they/them)
36:26
my parents were open too and it was good for me
Lisa
36:45
what age is that considered appropriate? Becuase of the 2-3 year behind biological age on the Social-Emotional side??
Winston
37:21
The first letter of a sentence is supposed to be capitalized.
Callie Turk
37:45
My daughter is a twin. She was diagnosed at 12. She and her sister are 16 now and her sister recently told me how helpful it was to know her twin is autistic, because before that, she just thought her twin was being difficult. But after, she understood that her twin was just wired differently. My autistic daughter understands herself better and her sister does, too, and it has improved their relationship so much.
Callie Turk
38:58
@Lisa, when you tell your child is a personal decision. My advice is to just have it be part of the narrative of their life. This is similar to the advice given to families who adopt children - to let them know early and just be part of their life narrative. But, you do have to know your own child and your situation, so there is no one size fits sall.
tarra knotts
45:49
I absolutely would have done eons better not time limited on the SAT /ACT. I barely got into college bc of my low scores. I went on to teach MCAT tips to premed kids and have a PhD. I literally was almost missed bc of not having enough time . I absolutely believed my “barely good enough “ status well into my 30s… until life experience taught me I was more than a low score.
Anita C.
47:14
Given that we are in a world that are still having so much misunderstanding of and biases against neurodiversity, do you recommend those that can “mask it” to disclose diagnoses when applying to schools/colleges/jobs?
Callie Turk
48:08
@Tarra, yes, you are so much more, I know from personal experience!
Callie Turk
51:33
There was a wonderful webinar this afternoon from Stanford Nuerodiversity Project on the intersection of being female and autistic. I am sure they will post the recording here in the coming weeks: https://med.stanford.edu/neurodiversity.html
Susan Choquette
52:06
Thanks so much!….that will help me better understand my child.
tarra knotts
52:26
When I think of my three, the one with more social anxiety masks the best. When you think of yourself as a kid, did you “care” about what others think? Or just forced?
Callie Turk
54:30
I’d like to ask Siena how she imagining combining her interests in computer science and neurodiversity, if at all?
Catherine Sheu
54:38
Did you disclose when you applied to Stanford?
Yael Valek
57:10
Feel free to ask questions in the chat
Anita C.
01:00:06
From your advocacy work, have you been compiling lists of places that embrace neurodiversity? I just thought it would be awesome to know what those places are. And others can add to those lists. Just an idea ☺️
Maureen Amblard
01:00:50
Do you have any advice for advocating on a learning divergence (for example, dyscalculia)?
Yael Valek
01:01:26
@maureen for your child or broadly?
Callie Turk
01:01:38
@Anita, what kind of places are you thinking? If you visit Stanford Neurodiversity Project, they have lists of companies that support neurodiversity. There are also a few college counselors who focus on helping kids with LDs and neurodiversity. And the Neurodiversity Celebration Week website has a list of partners. But it is a neat idea to think of having a more comprehensive list!
Maureen Amblard
01:02:06
@yael I am the child
Yael Valek
01:02:23
@maureen 🙂
Winston
01:02:23
?
Anita C.
01:05:05
@Callie thanks - I didn’t know that there are sources like that already! That’s great
Callie Turk
01:05:20
@Anita, it’s not perfect, but it’s a start!
Yael Valek
01:05:32
https://www.neurodiversityweek.com/
Maureen Amblard
01:05:50
Thank you! I created a website to explain my dyscalculia to others. whatsdyscalculia.com (I’m still working on it).
Callie Turk
01:05:59
@maureen, that is amazing!
Callie Turk
01:06:19
I want to share it with my friend who runs Made for Math and is thinking of doing a podcast on dyscalculia.