Cultural Competence Symposium on Neurodiversity
Independence First hosted a symposium in our main conference room
Independence First hosted a Cultural Competence Symposium on Neurodiversity with the American Job Center network and keynote speakers from Islands of Brilliance. IOB offers project-based learning opportunities in art, design, and STEM-based curriculum for youth and adults who are neurodiverse. They are also part of a statewide collaborative, receiving workforce innovation grant funding from the State of Wisconsin. The work they presented, was highly related to many of the services and programs we are already offering. It was a tremendously valuable and informative session attended by 40 people representing over 20 different local service providers and 6 library systems. A lot of intriguing connections were made and we hope to be announcing some really fun collaborations soon!