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Episode 16: ADHD and Workplace Accommodations for Invisible Disabilities with special guest Robyn Hanson

February 26, 2020 Alicia & Marcie Season 1 Episode 16
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Episode 16: ADHD and Workplace Accommodations for Invisible Disabilities with special guest Robyn Hanson
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Episode 16: ADHD and Workplace Accommodations for Invisible Disabilities with special guest Robyn Hanson
Feb 26, 2020 Season 1 Episode 16
Alicia & Marcie

Today’s Guest:
Robyn Hanson is a communications professional who thrives when stepping out of her comfort zone. She holds a Public Relations diploma, a Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communications degree, and a Masters of Education. Robyn is committed to educating others on ADHD to help reduce the stigma attached to the condition.

Resources:
YouTube
Essential Ideas for Parents: Dr. Russell Barkley (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCAGc-rkIfo)

How to ADHD: YouTube personality JessicaMcCabe (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-nPM1_kSZf91ZGkcgy_95Q)

Websites
ADDitude (https://www.additudemag.com/)
Children and Adults with ADHD (https://chadd.org/)
Totally ADD (https://totallyadd.com/)

Podcast
ADHD for Smart A** Women (https://www.tracyotsuka.com/podcast)

Tips for Workplaces.
Workplaces can...

  • allow employees to wear headphones for listening to music or white noise
  • offer swing spaces for conversations or deep reading where there are no distractions
  • employ scheduled blocks of uninterrupted time during the day where the phone is set on do not disturb and e-mail notifications are blocked 
  • offer sit stand desks
  • encourage exercise during lunch hours
  • encourage doing tasks that are mini movement breaks, like walking to a co-workers desk rather than picking up the phone and using the stairs rather than the elevator
  • encourage people to write notes during meetings  to reduce impulsive interrupting
  • employ Post-It planning to map out ideas visually 
  • partner employees for projects

Notable People with ADHD
Richard Branson - Founder of the Virgin Group

Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Watson - Actors

Michael Phelps and Simone Biles - Olympians

Adam Levine - Musician

Ed Hallowell - Harvard Psychiatrist

Lisa Ling - Journalist

Show Notes

Today’s Guest:
Robyn Hanson is a communications professional who thrives when stepping out of her comfort zone. She holds a Public Relations diploma, a Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communications degree, and a Masters of Education. Robyn is committed to educating others on ADHD to help reduce the stigma attached to the condition.

Resources:
YouTube
Essential Ideas for Parents: Dr. Russell Barkley (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCAGc-rkIfo)

How to ADHD: YouTube personality JessicaMcCabe (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-nPM1_kSZf91ZGkcgy_95Q)

Websites
ADDitude (https://www.additudemag.com/)
Children and Adults with ADHD (https://chadd.org/)
Totally ADD (https://totallyadd.com/)

Podcast
ADHD for Smart A** Women (https://www.tracyotsuka.com/podcast)

Tips for Workplaces.
Workplaces can...

  • allow employees to wear headphones for listening to music or white noise
  • offer swing spaces for conversations or deep reading where there are no distractions
  • employ scheduled blocks of uninterrupted time during the day where the phone is set on do not disturb and e-mail notifications are blocked 
  • offer sit stand desks
  • encourage exercise during lunch hours
  • encourage doing tasks that are mini movement breaks, like walking to a co-workers desk rather than picking up the phone and using the stairs rather than the elevator
  • encourage people to write notes during meetings  to reduce impulsive interrupting
  • employ Post-It planning to map out ideas visually 
  • partner employees for projects

Notable People with ADHD
Richard Branson - Founder of the Virgin Group

Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Watson - Actors

Michael Phelps and Simone Biles - Olympians

Adam Levine - Musician

Ed Hallowell - Harvard Psychiatrist

Lisa Ling - Journalist