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June 16, 2021

New ABA book lays groundwork for a more inclusive and understanding legal profession

CHICAGO, June 16, 2021 — Just published by the American Bar Association, “Great Minds Think Differently: Neurodiversity for Lawyers and Other Professionals” explains neurodiversity from the author’s own perspective and explains the value and advantages neurodiverse colleagues can bring to practice.

Fact: We all have different brains. We think differently from one another and have unique perspectives and perceptions of the world around us. Neurodiversity might be a relatively new concept for some readers, but everyone interacts every day with people who think differently from themselves. There is no one normal or superior type of brain, and difference is in fact the norm. Rather than “great minds think alike,” great minds think differently. And different can be extraordinary.

As an attorney diagnosed with autism at the age of 3, author Haley Moss grew up knowing what it was like to feel unheard or unseen because of the way she communicated. Neurodiversity is a natural, valuable aspect of human diversity, yet one that too often means that people with neurocognitive differences face discrimination and exclusion.

This book, published in conjunction with the ABA Senior Lawyers Division, lays the groundwork for a more inclusive and understanding legal culture and profession.

Title:                      Great Minds Think Differently: Neurodiversity for Lawyers and Other Professionals   
Publisher:              ABA
Pages:                   194
Product Code:       5460228
ISBN:                     9781641058957
Size:                      6x9
Binding:                Paperback
Price:                     $49.95
Orders:                  800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Brandon Wilhelm at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Brandon Wilhelm, ABA Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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