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What is Neurodiversity? | Author Visit with Sally J. Pla

April 12, 2022 @ 9:30 am 10:15 am PDT

Have your students heard the term neurodiversity?

For this event, Author, Sally J. Pla will be joining us to read her book, Benji, the Bad Day, and Me. In this tender story about siblings, author Sally J. Pla shares her experience of raising sons with different personality traits and needs. Benji, the Bad Day, and Me embraces the philosophy that we are all part of a wide spectrum of neurodiversity. And on those really bad, rotten days, you can always count on family to be there for you.

Sally will also spend some time introducing us to the concept of neurodiversity and talking about her mission to help populate children’s literature with characters whose brains operate differently and characters who may have various mental health challenges. .

About The Presenter
In addition to being an advocate for neurodiversity and autism acceptance, Sally J. Pla is the award-winning author of the novels, The Someday Birds and Stanley Will Probably Be Fine, and the picture book Benji, The Bad Day, And Me. She’s also co-founder and editor of A Novel Mind, a web resource on mental health and neurodiversity in children’s lit. Find lots more about her on linktree, at sallyjpla.com, and on Twitter @sallyjpla. 

Note: Limited Access tickets do not provide access to the Zoom Meeting. All other ticket options will provide you with access to the exact same experience and resources. You are invited to choose a rate that is possible for you. Learn more about your new equitable pricing model here.

Tuesday, April 12th
9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET

45 Minutes

Grade K-5
Everyone Welcome

$0 – $15
Equitable Pricing Model

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