Neurodiversity Celebration, SEL & Women’s History

March brings a variety of national events close to our hearts: Neurodiversity Celebration, Social Emotional Learning & Women’s History. We share some of our favorite resources relevant to March events.

Neurodiversity Celebration Week was founded in the UK in 2018 by Sienna Castellon to “create a balanced view which focuses equally on our talents and strengths.” Sienna is a gifted autistic, ADHD, dyslexic, and dyspraxic female and was listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 for social impact in 2022.

Our Neurodiversity celebration week woman author highlight is Michelle McQuaid, who is a positive psychology in the workplace specialist. We often forget that neurodiverse children become neurodiverse adults, parents, spouses, grandparents, and elders. Check out her book co-authored with Erin Lawn: ” Your Strengths Blueprint: How to be engaged, energized and happy at work. Watch our interview with Michelle, introducing positive psychology to the SENG community.

A conversation on Social Emotional Learning is never complete without a conversation on the tight interlinks between our mind, body & brain. When we experience negative feelings, that colors our perceptions, cognition, and body. Quark Recommends Autum Romano’s book “Body Wisdom and the Polyvagal Theory: A Guide to understanding safety and human connection. Listen to a video interview we had with Autum.

C for Curiosity is a photo journey book written as a psychologically safe entry point for families, teachers, and children to discuss variations in our human range. This is also a mirror book for Asian American families with twice-exceptional children.

Lea Water’s “The Strength Switch: How the new science of strength-based parenting can help your child and your teen to flourish.”

James & Suzie Pawelski’s “Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts” is our recommendation for couples.

Our last reading recommendation is Ross Greene’s “Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with your Child.”

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