2021 CLEAA Conference: Is Neurodiversity the Next Frontier?

A spotlight on Session #4 of CLEAA’s upcoming annual conference being held Friday 15 Oct, 9am-4.30pm AEDT.

CLEAA’s annual conference provides a forum for learning specialists and teachers in the legal sector to explore ideas, exchange information, and showcase current thinking.

Who should attend? Legal Learning & Development Specialists, Legal Educators and Researchers, Professional Development program designers; Coaches, Trainers and Private course providers.

You can find more information about the online conference here 

Session 4: Is Neurodiversity the next frontier?

How good is your understanding of neurodiversity? This panel will explore the different ways to think about neurodiversity and the different aspects of neurodiversity in the legal profession.

Session Format: 60-minute Panel Discussion.


Andrew Eddy
Andrew Eddy is the CEO of Untapped Holdings, a social enterprise focused on developing a sustainable neurodiverse employment ecosystem to increase opportunities for autistic individuals, thereby realising their untapped potential. Untapped is also driving the Neurodiversity Hub initiative which is about facilitating neurodiverse university students becoming more work-ready and increasing their chances of securing a job and commencing a career. They are also behind the Genius Armoury initiative to create an autistic cybersecurity talent pool and life skills training for neurodivergent individuals.

Dr Bob Jackson
Adjunct Associate Professor, Curtin University

Bob Jackson has worked as a psychologist, institution superintendent and Regional Director in WA Disability Services. In 1990 he moved to the Centre for Disability Research and Development at Edith Cowan University, where he was Director from 1998 and Associate Professor of Education from 2000. This Centre conducted a research project on early intervention for children with autism, based around teaching reading from age 2. Bob has been closely involved with supporting the inclusion of students with disability in mainstream classes and lessons. He was contracted by the Federal Government to review disability discrimination in education in Australia and has appeared as an expert witness in several discrimination cases. Currently Dr Jackson is working as a private consultant in disability and education but remains an Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University.

Elizabeth Radulski
PhD Candidate & Neurodiversity Specialist
Beth Radulski is an Autism and Neurodiversity activist, and the first openly Autistic Autism researcher at La Trobe University. She is completing a PhD on Autistic masking—defined as the purposeful concealment of Autistic traits—and the Neurodiversity Movement. Beth is La Trobe’s first Project Officer: Neurodiversity in the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Students, where she uses her research background to increase educational accessibility and acceptance for Neurodiverse student and staff cohorts. Beth regularly advocates for Neurodiversity acceptance through public speaking, online articles, and media activism. Beth is also the founder of a Neurodiversity consultancy, Advocate Neurodiversity, where her work focusses on assisting and guiding individuals, businesses, and educational institutions as they work to neurodiversify their people and practices.

Anna Hinder (Chair)
Director, Searl Street Consulting
Anna specialises in the development of professionals who think for a living. It was her interest in the team dynamics of knowledge intensive work that sparked her interest in neurodiversity. Anna has recently contributed a chapter to an edited book looking at the career paths of Autistic professionals in the legal profession. Anna is the leadership specialist in the UNSW Law School Practice Management Certificate and a facilitator with the Oxford Scenario Programme, Said Business School, Oxford. Her first book Leading Legal Professionals will be released as soon as the UK borders open!


Registration for CLEAA members is AUD $129.

Registration for members of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA), members of the Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC) or members of HR Minds is AUD $219. Contact your secretariat for the discount code.

Standard Registration is AUD $249.

CLEAA Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the field of continuous legal education. Membership is $90 per annum and you can >> subscribe here

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