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Katarzyna Bogatko

Legal adviser at the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw. Since 2010, she has been associated with the Polish Society of Anti-Discrimination Law, where she currently serves as a board member. Over the years, she has coordinated many projects related to counteracting discrimination and social exclusion in various areas of life and for various reasons. She specializes in cases related to unequal treatment in employment due to disability, health condition and experience of mental illness. Member of the Specialist Team of the Cooperation Fund Foundation, which, based on the “Flat First” method, supports people who are mentally ill and are in a homelessness crisis.

Jaś Kapela

Jaś Kapela is a poet, writer and activist. He has published four volumes of poetry, the last one titled The MDMA Warrior, and eight books in prose. Member of the team and editorial office of the Krytyka Polityczna Publishing House, a player of the Prime Show MMA, for Super Express he runs his own YT program titled Jaś Kapela.

Joanna Erbel

Sociologist, urban activist, housing expert. Founder of the Close Foundation dealing with supporting local activities and creating knowledge about housing innovations. She coordinated work on the preparation of the housing policy and the Housing2030 program for the Capital City of Warsaw. Member of the expert group Laboratorium Rynku Leu and CoopTech Hub at CIC Warsaw. Author of the book Out of property. Towards a successful housing policy.

Adam Hamed

PhD is a neuropsychopharmacologist, pharmacist and neuroscientist, presently researcher in Laboratory of Spatial Memory, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences. His main research is related to individual differences in the activation of the reward system controlled by emission of ultrasonic vocalization, and biological and neurochemical basis of this phenomena. His research interest is focused on building neurochemical maps (patterns) of activation of the reward system in different behavioral models related to social interactions, drug addiction and reward prediction. This kind of maps will provide finding new potential mechanisms of drug action in many neuropsychiatric disorders related with reward processing.

Miron Kursa

Master of Physics, PhD in Computer Science, Assistant Professor at the Interdisciplinary Modeling Center of the University of Warsaw. He deals with mathematical modeling and the development of knowledge discovery systems and them applications in the life sciences, in particular in neurobiology.

Joanna Opyrchał-Ryłko

Entrepreneur, economist, specialist in management, business analytics as well as organization and optimization of processes. Social activist, representative and promoter of neurodiversity. Among others she works for the benefit of neuroatypical people, with particular emphasis on autism. As a result of participating in numerous trainings, workshops and conferences as well as personal experience, she knows autism inside out.

Tunia Rozwadowska-Myjak

Graphic designer, designer and senior art director. A graduate of the Faculty of Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She has worked for over 10 years in chain and boutique advertising agencies. Currently, a freelance graphic designer, designs visual identities and furniture.

Joanna Szulc

Joanna Szulc is an assistant professor at Gdansk University of Technology. She holds a PhD in Management from the University of Leeds (UK). She specializes in the topic of neurodiversity at work and creating inclusive organizations. She puts special emphasis on employee well-being and effective interpersonal relations. Joanna has authored scientific papers in international journals and has won prestigious grants and academic awards. She participates in the works of the international association of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), where she serves as a mentor to young scientists and director of the doctoral student assistance program. She has lectured at universities in the UK and Poland. In the field of neurodiversity, she has managed grants funded by the University Forum for Human Resource Development and the European Academy of Management. Currently, she is the principal investigator of the ARGENTUM grant funded by the Gdansk University of Technology entitled “Sustained, inclusive and sustainable institutions for all: Neurodiversity-friendly smart work design”. Her work on neurodivergent workers has appeared in academic journals such as Employee Relations, Personnel Review, and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. She also spoke about her research on neurodiversity as an invited expert at the Healthy Remote Work training organized by the UK Department of Health and Social Care and during the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Science. She is currently working on a scientific monograph entitled “Neurodiversity in the Workplace.”

Michał Tomczak

Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland). He worked as a visiting scholar at the University of North Texas, College of Health and Public Service.
He is the first Polish researcher in the field of management who conducted research on neurodiversity and work. Author and co-author of over 50 publications in the field of human resource management, in particular, technology-based and non-technological solutions for the inclusion and wellbeing of employees with autism within the digitized workplace.
Principal Investigator and co-investigator of several projects funded by the National Science Center (NCN) and the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR). He developed a set of solutions for employers aimed at improving human resource management processes and optimizing the work environment in terms of the needs of people with autism.
He participated in the development of a stress control system for children with developmental disorders in one of the special schools in Poland.

Marta Wierusz

An architect, an interior designer and an art therapist . She holds the position of a Leading Interior Design Architect in APA Wojciechowski Architectural Office. As part of her duties ,She deals with interior design: offices, hotels, commercial, gastronomic and educational facilities as well as exhibitions interiors . Marta specializes in universal design and inclusive design issues. Her aim is to broaden and to promote knowledge in the field of design for people with special needs, in particular for neuroatypical people and the elderly. She derives the knowledge from her personal experience, experience in art therapy and from cooperation with specialists in various fields.

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