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I help people celebrate neurodiversity.

Workshops

Learn best practices for enabling and empowering the neurodiversity on your team. Standard 90-minute and half-day workshops are heavy on experiential learning, small-group reflection, and fun.

Training

How can you support your team members so they feel the psychological safety they need to perform at their best? There's plenty of low-hanging fruit. 

Coaching

Individualized guidance for neurodiverse individuals improves retention, collaboration, and performance.

Consulting

Develop custom deliverables for your DEI-savvy clients.

Image: "Them Planets," painting by Frankie Abralind, 2022.

Want a neurodiversity-safe workplace?

Every team can be a high performer.

Each team member has the potential to be a top contributor.

Few have the tools or support they need to do that. 

I coach individuals and organizations on science-backed best practices for enabling and empowering neurodiversity. It's our greatest strength. Unlocking it can be our greatest gift to each other and the world.

Here's a sample half-day workshop agenda.

Introductions

Activity

Break(s)

Discussion

Activity #2

Break

Discussion

Activity #3

Wrap-up

The day begins by establishing expectations, psychological safety, and growth mindset environment. We invite the experience and wisdom of the participants, and we review communication styles.

We move quickly into small groups for interactive activities. Adults comprehend most fully by personal experience, after all. We stay more engaged when we're having fun, too. Topics include communication, collaboration, psychological safety, creative boundaries, and more.

Intentional, proactive attention to energy levels is key to focus and emotional regulation. 

We don't learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on our experiences. Expert facilitation of group reflection allows for the integration of lessons.

Collaboration is key to successful adoption of innovation. We play a simple, engaging game that gets everyone involved and celebrates the diverse perspectives in the room.

Multiple breaks honor our U-shaped attention spans and allow for more effective absorption of learning objectives.

We don't learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on our experiences. Expert facilitation of group reflection allows for the integration of lessons.

Collaboration is key to successful adoption of innovation. We play a simple, engaging game that gets everyone involved and celebrates the diverse perspectives in the room.

Our training concludes with a focus on takeaways and next steps.

These are my qualifications.

Teaching

I created the "Innovative Thinking" course (ENES 665) at University of Maryland and have taught it to grad students since 2014. I co-created the 12-week intensive "Listen Like a Poet" course for the Good Listening Project, a nonprofit that helps fight burnout in healthcare. I'm an experienced main-stage speaker, too.

Facilitation

I've hosted conferences, trainings, workshops, and academic courses since college.

Training

I ran the "Intro to Human Centered Design" program at Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital.

I'm an enthusiastic mentor and have built two successful design internship programs.

Personal

At an annual retreat, my team once gave me an "Accepting Feedback" award. I go to therapy, work with a life coach, do yoga, and journal. I invented the neurodiversity game BrainSpin. Also, I'm Autistic. 

Testimonials

References are often the most valuable information for evaluating a potential service provider. Here's what some of my past students and clients have said about working with me.

"Frankie has unique people skills which made my learning experience both enjoyable and rewarding."  ~Joseph B. (student)

"'Organized and insightful' is the phrase that comes to mind when I think of Frankie Abralind. He earns my highest recommendation."  Scott A. (client)

"Frankie is everything a young professional could ask for in a supervisor and a mentor."  ~Jessica C. (intern)

You can read dozens more at the bottom of my LinkedIn profile

Hire me.

Find out if I'm right for your team or event. You can send me a message on my contact page or schedule a session below.

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