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Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Transitioning Individuals with ASD to Postsecondary Education and Employment

Description

The Autism Training & Technical Assistance (ATTA) project at the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support will bring together a group of leading professionals with expertise in preparation and recruitment of individuals with autism for the workplace and their career and educational advancement. The day will also include a panel discussion from postsecondary education partners to share their work specific to individuals with ASD in the college setting and its connection to employment.

ATTA seeks to develop and present resources that assist individuals with ASD in their transition from secondary education to postsecondary education or employment. ATTA also seeks to provide training and support to important stakeholders as they work to provide an equitable experience for individuals with autism.

Our objectives are to:
1. Build a community focused on issues related to the preparation and employment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
2. Identify interventions to create an inclusive workplace.
3. Develop next steps to advance evidence-based practices to equitably include individuals with autism in the workplace.

Featured Speaker

The event will feature John Elder Robinson. John Elder Robison grew up with Asperger’s Syndrome, and was undiagnosed until the age of 40. He is leading voice on autism and implores audiences to find strengths where others see weaknesses. He teaches neurodiversity at the Williamsburg campus and at the Washington DC continuing education facility. He is an active participant in the ongoing discussion of ethical and legal issues relating to autism therapy, services, and intervention. He is particularly interested in improving quality of life for those living with autism today—both those with ASD and the family members who support their success.

Important information

* This is a free event
* Individual registration is required for all attendees
* Lunch will be provided
* Registration closes August 22, 2018

Event Details

August 29, 2018
10am – 3pm

Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Redbird A/B
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, IL 61761

Registration can be found at the following link:
Registration Page

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