Engaging Cognitive Diversity in the Workplace with Dr. Jacqueline Pei and Aamena Kapasi

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Leading researchers will deliver an overview of cognitive diversity.  Through a specific focus on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD), they will present key themes in supporting success in individuals with disability.  Following the research presentation, a panel of campus professionals, with expertise in managing disabilities in the workplace, will explore ways to create welcoming and supportive environments for individuals whose patterns of behaviours may cause barriers to working and learning.  Attend this session to unpack and advance awareness of cognitive diversity.   Bio: Jacqueline Pei (R. Psych., PhD) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta.

Also a practicing Registered Psychologist for the past fifteen years, Dr Pei began her career as a criminologist and forensic counselor working with incarcerated youth. Motivated by this early work, she returned to academia to study youth at risk, child development, and neuropsychology, leading to her current focus on interventions for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Building on her work with various community and government agencies, Dr Pei currently leads the Intervention Network Action Team (iNAT) for the Canada FASD Research Network a role that facilitates the link between research, policy, and practice. Bio: Aamena Kapasi is a fourth year PhD student in School and Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Alberta. Aamena has a passion for both research and clinical work with children, youth, and families.
Aamena's research is focused on supports and interventions for individuals with FASD. Over the past year and a half Aamena has worked on a project specifically exploring employment for individuals with FASD.

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