Amy Johnson is a Senior Product Designer at Sprout Social in Chicago, IL. She is a late-diagnosed autistic female and a neurodiversity and product accessibility advocate. Amy has experienced several different types of tech work environments through her career and has a unique perspective on what it means to design and work with others while being autistic. She was diagnosed at the age of 27 and has since been on a journey of self-discovery that has led her to speak out about Neurodiversity in creative workplaces.
UX Camp Fall 2023
Rewire Your Team: Neurodiversity Inclusion to Improve Work Practices
Neurodiversity in the workplace is more than just expanding your talent pool. It’s an opportunity to build better hiring practices, work environments and team communication habits. I am a Product Designer and late-diagnosed autistic woman. Join me as I walk you through my personal journey and share with you the thoughts and learnings I’ve had along the way. In an age where remote is king, we have a responsibility, more than ever, to work with mental health close at heart.
This presentation will give several examples of key takeaways that can be shared with their teams and generally helps the audience make more insightful team decisions. Neurodiversity is a highly intersectional form of diversity that links hands with mental health awareness in the workplace.
UX Camp Fall 2018
Neurodiversity at Work: Valuing Teammates Who are Wired Differently
I am a Visual Designer in corporate America; I am also on the Autism Spectrum. I’ve thrived in my career using self-awareness as a tool for bringing out my best work and approaching design from a different direction. Growing a neurodiverse design team has its hurdles, but the pros far outweigh the cons. I will talk about improving work environments, identifying communication styles, and being a great team mate to those that are wired a bit different.
- Discover the benefits of hiring those with atypical brains
- Learn how to best collaborate with individuals that have ADD, ADHD, Autism and more
- Make your team work environment healthier and more flexible for all employees; both neurotypical and atypical