Katie Pryal

The Neurodiversity Key: Principles for Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Work, School, and Communities


Feb 29
4:30 PM
Room 305, Tyler Haynes Commons

Join the Humanities Center for a talk by Katie Rose Guest Pryal, author of Life of the Mind Interrupted: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education and Even if You Are Broken: Bodies, Boundaries and Mental Health. Pryal is a bipolar-autistic writer, speaker, and lawyer who specializes in using rhetoric to push for social change.

Her talk, titled “The Neurodiversity Key: Principles for Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Work, School, and Communities,” will cover the three interlocking principles — solving the iceberg problem, breaking the stigma cycle, and prioritizing accessibility — Dr. Pryal sees as key to true inclusion of neurodivergent people at work, in school, and in our communities. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

This event is part of the Humanities 2023-2024 series “What forms the self?” with funding from the Gottwald Speakers Fund, the Office of the Provost, the Cultural Affairs Committee, the Faculty Hub, Humanities, PPEL, and Philosophy.