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Successful Strategies for Inclusion of Talent on the Autism Spectrum
April 3, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join the DC Metro BLN to understand how businesses have tapped into the population of individuals on the Autism Spectrum as a successful talent pipeline. Freddie Mac will share its unique partnership with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people, and its internship program.
Keynote, Ari Ne’eman, President and Co-founder of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network will dispel myths and misconceptions regarding Autism. A Freddie Mac panel and an employer panel will share the “whys” and “hows” to successfully include individuals on the Autism Spectrum in competitive employment. OPM and award winning AMC Theatres will share their stories and the value inclusion has brought to their organizations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear directly from self-advocates who will challenge employers to maximize their diversity efforts through internships and employment.