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Employer and Workforce Training

 Increase Productivity
Increase Employee Retention 
Increase and Utilize a Skilled Canidate Pool
Sensory Systems: A Human Condition
90 Minutes
This course begins with discussing neurodiversity and what is means to be neurodivergent or neurotypical. Participants will learn about the eight sensory systems and how we process our environment whether we are neurodivergent or neurotypical. By understanding our sensory systems, we can then understand regulatory behaviors that we see in kids and adults. This course is an excellent introduction to neurodiversity and understanding regulatory behavior. 
Excellent course for:
  • Employers building an inclusive staff and/or a sensory-friendly work environment to increase productivity.
  • Childcare providers
  • Organizations that work with underserved populations
  • Organizations that work with adults and/or children who experience housing instability
Best Practices: Hiring and Supporting Neurodiversity
90 minutes
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The Untapped Workforce - Neurodivergent Canidates
60 Minutes
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Sensory-Friendly Work
60 Minutes

With an understanding of our eight sensory systems, we can begin to build sensory-friendly spaces. You can turn a private office or persons around a conference table workinglarge business into a sensory safe space. By providing a sensory friendly work environment productivity increase, fatigue decreases, headaches decrease, along with burnout. Participants will begin to observe their spaces and be able to make them more sensory-friendly.

With this course you can use our personalized sensory consulting services. Whether it is designing a sensory space or working with your business to create a calm working environment, we can help. Please contact us if you would like to have personalized consultation.

Excellent course for:

  • Employers building an inclusive staff and/or a sensory-friendly work environment to increase productivity.
  • Organizations that work with underserved populations
  • Organizations that work with adults and/or children who experience housing instability
Neurodiversity and Injured Workers
60 minutes
  • Differentiate between Neurodiversity, Neurodivergent and Neurotypical
  • List strengths and deficits associated with neurodivergence.
  • Understand employment statistics and barriers present for those who are neurodivergent.
  • Evaluate reasonable accommodations and support for successful work reentry and/or retraining.
  • Labor & Industries’ responsibilities.
  • Resources for supporting gainful employment.

Excellent course for:

  • Vocational Counselors
  • College and University Disability Support Services

SPEAKING

Katie McMurray, M.Ed., CDMS, PGAP is an engaging, fun, energetic, and to the point speaker.
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Katie connects with her audience through her humor and vulnerability about her struggles as a neurodivergent person, employee and business owner.

KEYNOTE TOPICS

  • What is Neurodiversity? Is that in my business?
  • Sensory Awareness – Neurodiversity in the Workplace
  • Understanding the Sensory Impact on Productivity, Retention and the Bottom Line
  • The Untapped Workforce - Neurodivergent Canidates
  • Custom - What is important to know for your organization? 

Increase Productivity, increase retention, and find more skilled workers. Book your training or speaking event now. 

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Katie is the founder and chief executive officer of Sensory Tool House, LLC. Sensory Tool House is the only retail and community gathering place that focuses on serving those who are neurodivergent and/or disabled in Washington State. 

As a neurodivergent person, business owner, vocational counselor, and caregiver of those who have neuro-differences, Katie understands the barriers in our communities that lead to greater unemployment in the neurodivergent population. The unemployment rates have further social implications including an increased chance of becoming unhoused.

Katie knows the value that neurodiversity brings to business leaders. By employing and supporting a neurodiverse work force, employee retention, productivity, and other business metrics can increase anywhere from 30-90%. Katie has witnessed the success neurodiversity brings to a business. Her staff is 90% neurodivergent.

From Katie’s work as a schoolteacher to her work as a certified disability management specialist, she has what it takes to understand the impact sensory processing, trauma and ACES has workforce. With her master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling, she focused on sensory processing disorder and has continued her passion to learn and further support the neurodivergent community.