Thu, Nov 12|
Rethinking Adulthood: A Neurodiverse Trajectory
Time & Location
Nov 12, 2020, 7:00 PM
About the event
What does it mean to be an adult? How is the transition to adulthood addressed in neurodivergent populations? Presented by a neurodivergent educator, we will explore the social and emotional elements of this transition and how we can better support our students and children through this process.
Amy Faigin is a neurodivergent educator, activist and individual. Diagnosed as autistic at age thirteen, she attended Bridges Academy, a school for twice-exceptional students. After graduating from high school, she pursued a degree in Digital Media at Otis College of Art and Design, and began work as an independent designer. Amy now teaches at Bridges Academy, instructing in entertainment design, technological history, and mentoring students through their self-directed Young Expert program. She also works with the Ed Asner Family Center as a spokesperson, educator, and co-leader of their LGBTQ+ group. Amy is presently pursuing further education through the Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education in order to continue growing as an educator and advocate.