Hey #Insurance Ep 15 – #Neurodiversity and #ADHD. #HeyInsurance #DiversityandInclusion

About Antonio Canas

Tony started in insurance in 2009 and immediately became a designation addict and shortly thereafter a proud insurance nerd. He has worked in claims, underwriting, finance and sales management, at 4 carriers, 6 cities and 5 states. Tony is passionate about insurance, technology and especially helping the insurance industry figure out how to retain and engage the younger generation of insurance professionals. Tony is a co-founder of InsNerds.com and a passionate speaker.

2 thoughts on “Hey #Insurance Ep 15 – #Neurodiversity and #ADHD. #HeyInsurance #DiversityandInclusion”

  1. I am an independent agent in a small family owned agency. Both my husband and son have been diagnosed with ADD in the past 3 years. My husband has spent 20 years in the same industry but only in the past 5 years has he been able to find a job that matches with his ADD super skills (multitasking, creativity, hyper focus). Now that he’s found his dream job, he is a much happier person. He does take medication to help with some of the symptoms like low frustration tolerance, mood swings, hot temper and trouble coping with stress. Our son utilizes medication only on school days so that he has some help with focus, forgetfulness, daydreaming, organization, fidgeting and emotional turmoil. I’m not saying that meds are for everyone, I can only say that it has helped our family. We let our son make the decision as to whether or not to take medication. We saw his reading level improve by 2 grades within 3 months when he started taking the meds. His self confidence has improved and he is often in the top of his class now. He gets in less trouble (talking during class, staying in his area, distracting others, etc.) and on the whole is a much happier child. School was very difficult for my husband and can still be difficult for our son on occasion. Having to stay seated for 5+ hours is not a good fit for them. They prefer to be active, moving and learning in a hands on style. We remind our son often that while he does need to try to do his best at school after he graduates there are lots of jobs out there that are a great fit for the neurodiverse. His super skills are multitasking, enthusiasm, charm, kindness, empathy and unlimited energy. My husband is an engineer for a cyber security vendor and our son aspires to be a parkour instructor. One thing we really need in insurance is diversity. I’d love to see more of the neurodiverse find their way into our ranks, we welcome them!

    This was such a great episode, I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to more! Thank you!

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    • Thank you very much for your comment Cecelia. I’m very glad to hear that your family is benefiting from the treatment and that the video resonated with you!

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