CEWD Summer Series: Exploring Diversity in our Workforce – Hiring the Neurodiverse Community

Please join us on August 18th, 4:00-5:30 PM EST to explore diversity in hiring in the neurodiverse community. Autism Speaks representatives Valerie Paradiz and David Kearon will educate you on the world of employing those with autism – defining what it is, what it is not, exploring the types of jobs their constituency has seen success in, and learn how they help train and educate not only the candidate, but also the hiring managers and supervisors.

Kathy Hardy from Kelly Discover, will demonstrate the numerous barriers to entry that exist in traditional hiring stages that systematically eliminate even the bravest of Autistic candidates from your group of finalists.  The benefits to having them as employees are many, the barriers to entry are effectively keeping them out. She will share how adjusting your hiring efforts to include eager candidates on the Autism spectrum can positively affect your company’s success.

And finally, Marji Morris and Jeremy Kelly from Tucson Electric Power (TEP) will discuss firsthand how they have successfully hired and retained an employee with autism. They will share not only their passion for hiring from this diverse and talented community, but actions they have taken in areas of workplace accommodations, training, coaching for both the employee and staff.

We are also looking forward to hearing from several members of the autistic community.

For information or to register, email staff@cewd.org.


Aug 18 2021


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm