North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 615)
On this edition of North Fulton Business Radio, Joy Young and her son Sean joined host John Ray to discuss neurodiversity. Sean described the challenges he had growing up autistic, how he was able to enter the workforce with Signature FD and then Google, his career at Google and being impacted by recent layoffs there, and what he’s looking for in his next job. Joy discussed what neurodiversity is, how her experience with Sean led her into working with organizations on how to become more neuro-inclusive, and more.
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Trove identifies your strengths, shortcomings, and opportunities for improvement. They help you improve, not just from a numbers perspective or a one-size-fits-all approach. They address the outcome as “king.”
Joy Young partners with individuals around the globe, promoting neuro-inclusion for all. Serving schools, businesses, and organizations, Joy leverages the strengths within each setting along with universal design solutions, updated hiring and engagement practices, continuous learning, and coaching to create communities where everyone can thrive.
Sean Young is a Georgia Tech graduate with a both a B.S. and a Masters in Computer Science. Until Sean was affected by recent company-wide layoffs, he had worked at Google for almost ten years.
Sean’s career is marked by exceptional successes with code optimization and improving reliability. He is known to colleagues as the go to person for fragile issues like thread safety. Sean’s expertise also includes Java, Python, Git, Mercurial, Bazel, and API/Engine design.
One of Sean’s favorite childhood memories is sitting on the kitchen floor with a screwdriver and a wrench, taking apart an old computer. That, and at six years of age, hauling around a four-inch-thick Visual Basic book that his Uncle John gave me.
And thus began his love of computer science.
- What is Neurodiversity (it includes autism, ADHD, and Dyslexia)
- Neurodiversity in School
- Neurodiversity in the Workplace
- Create neuro-inclusive communities around the world
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