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Bridging the Communication Divide

In this age of digital connectedness, many people feel isolated and alone. The ability to connect with everyone, everywhere, is commonplace. Despite this, deep communication has become a challenge, particularly between parents and teens.

The success or failure of any interaction depends on many different factors. Some of these include the personality, culture, sense of humor, age, life experiences, and neurocognitive make-up of the individuals involved.

Throughout my years of parenting, working in informal education and counseling, advocating for the inclusion of neurodivergent individuals in society and becoming neurodivergent myself after surviving brain surgery, I have discovered many ways to help bridge divides and open the minds and hearts of those involved.

If you’d like to learn more, check out my latest article published in The Uplift Magazine.

I can’t wait to hear what you think about it!

Many thanks to Chani Schreibhand for the opportunity to write for your inspiring and uplifting magazine!

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Jacki Edry

Jacki Edry

Jacki Edry is a graduate of Hampshire College and has an extensive background in education, writing, and marketing. She has been exploring the world of autism and neurodiversity for over thirty-five years. 

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