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It Is Not That Simple: Neurodivergent Intersectionality Microtalks

Monica Fan  (Game Designer, Pipworks Studio)

Adam Clewes-Boyne  (Director, BetaJester, Playing Attention)

Nathalie Mathe  (Professor of Practice, Northeastern University)

Sara M.E. Ventura  (Senior Producer / Neurodiversity ERG Global Lead, Zynga)

Aquamarine Schutter  (Gameplay Programmer & Game Designer, Independent)

Brandii Hooker  (Community Manager, GameFam, and Founder of Brown Girl Gamer Code)

Location: Room 301, South Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Whilst the conversations around neurodivergent topics have progressed significantly in the last few years, there have been far too few discussions on the effect of intersectionalities with neurodivergences. For some, a single neurodivergence is their major and/or only identity. However, for many being neurodivergent is just one of their many struggles. Hear from several experienced game developers of different backgrounds and disciplines discuss their experiences as intersectional and neurodivergent creators, and the impact this has on their work and personal lives. Learn more about their unique challenges, joys, and accommodations whilst gaining an understanding of why it is not just "people being difficult".


Learn more about what it means to be a neurodivergent person with intersections; Discover the unique challenges and strengths of being intersectional neurodivergent across various disciplines within the game industry; Understanding why we should stop labeling everyone with a single identity and how we can improve the experience of intersectional neurodivergent game developers

Intended Audience

- Employers and team leaders looking to better understand their employees/teams
- Neurodivergent individuals trying to understand themselves
- Managers and senior staff members responsible for studio support and policies

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