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Looking for a speaker who will get your audience out of their chairs and into their bodies?

Stephanie wants to connect with you and your team!

Her signature talks on neuroscience, interior design, sustainability and healing will bring your group alive with new insight into how you live, move and create in your spaces. Engaging, inspiring, and outside the corporate box, Stephanie’s talks are guaranteed to get your energy flowing.


Neurodiversity and Design: Designing Sensory Accessible Spaces. The TED talk in progress.

  • How neurodiversity works, and why it gives you superpowers.
  • How architecture and interior design affect your nervous system, for good AND ill.
  • Design trends which equal torture, and how to fix them.
  • How to create spaces for sensory inclusivity

Elevate: The Eccentric Genius Habitat Workshop

  • Simple, fun exercises to find your sensory profile.
  • Write your sensory blueprint on the spot!
  • Discover the small tweaks in your space that trigger BIG changes.
  • Grace, not judgment; navigating sensory differences in the home and workplace. 
Sensory Real Estate Bootcamp

Sensory Real Estate Bootcamp: Spot and fix the sensory challenges in any space. 

  • Tailored to your locale: urban row home to suburban office park.
  • Open plan offices: the perks and pitfalls.
  • Industrial conversions: it looks fantastic, why am I miserable?
  • New construction: what to pay attention to, what to avoid. 

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Recent Media

Neurodiversity and Design: Designing Sensory Accessible Spaces

Stephanie Lee Jackson of Practical Sanctuary speaks at
Blue Cadet Design Studio, Philadelphia, PA
January 16, 2019
Cover art by Kate Kretz

Interview with Cheldin Bartlett Rumer, This Is It TV

Cheldin Bartlett Rumer interviews Stephanie Lee Jackson on This Is It TV, about Practical Sanctuary

Thank you Stephanie Lee Jackson from Practical Sanctuary for visiting us at AMC Photography Studios in conjunction with…

Posted by This Is It TV on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Radio Interview with Colleen Biggs, Lead Up for Women

Interview by Bradford Bucknum, Philadelphia Sustainable Business Network

Why would it be a loss for our society to not consider how to be more inclusive in the workplace to people who are neurodiverse?

Neurodiverse people have superpowers! They will literally save the planet!

Hyper-focus, systems design, programming, scientific analysis, creative insight—there’s a lot of overlap between the kinds of skills that built the tech economy, and the superpowers of the neurodiverse. There’s a reason that Silicon Valley and other tech-heavy areas have a higher rate of autism diagnoses among their children.

Our species is evolving to become more neurodiverse, as a response to the ways we have changed the environment. It’s my bet that neurodiverse people will be key players in solving the problems that threaten our existence, such as climate change, because unlike most neurotypicals, they can’t easily ignore uncomfortable circumstances. Most of us learn to compartmentalize the idea that, say, much of our coastline will be underwater in 50 years, or that the Trump administration is killing small children and wrecking our democratic institutions. Neurodiverse people, not so much. They don’t have those cognitive filters. They see a problem, and will not rest until they solve it.