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Neurodiverse Affinity Group
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
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AFP Chicago Neurodiverse Affinity Group

This session is for all AFP members and non-members, neurodiverse and neurotypical, who want to learn more about creating a welcoming environment for neurodivergent fundraisers.

Curious about "neurodiversity" and how to support it on your fundraising team? In a world where individuals often have to come together to work as one, the more diversity — and neurodiversity in the workplace — the more likely you may be to cover every angle.

Join us on April 24 at 4:00 to discover insights from Tara May, Nick Bruno, and Alex Dudasik on creating a workspace that nurtures neurodiverse fundraisers. You won't want to miss this event which will include:

  • Strategies to request accommodations
  • Useful accommodation examples
  • Benefits of supporting your neurodiverse team for enhanced morale and productivity
  • Prioritizing mental well-being
  • Interactive Q&A session

Aspiritech, a top-tier quality assurance firm, champions the strengths of neurodiversity.

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Guest Speakers:

Tara May

Tara May | view bio

Nick Bruno

Nick Bruno | view bio
VP of People & Culture

Alex Dudasik

Alex Dudasik | view bio
Community Engagement & Happiness Coordinator


Register for Neurodiverse Affinity Group

The AFP Chicago Neurodiverse Affinity Group exists to create a safe space for neurodiverse fundraisers to thrive in community, affirm each others' unique strengths and capacities, and work to build a more accessible and welcoming field. The group supports visibility for neurodiverse fundraisers, with twin goals to provide space for neurodiverse fundraisers to feel themselves and at ease, as well as to shift the greater community's understanding of and accommodations provided for neurodivergent individuals.

The group welcomes all Chicago-based fundraising professionals and workers who identify as neurodiverse, including (but not limited to) those with Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dysnomia/aphasia, intellectual disabilities, speech disorders, Tourette syndrome, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. We also welcome fundraisers who are questioning whether a given neurotype/status/identity applies to them; self-diagnosed as well as clinically diagnosed individuals are both welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the Neurodiverse Affinity Group co-chairs.

Janessa Dennis Butler
Janessa Dennis Butler

Amy Funk
Amy Funk



 Thank you to our Neurodiverse Affinity Group Sponsor:


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