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Thursday, July 26 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Finding Hidden Talent: Autistic Talent in the Workplace (Room: Community Room A) ADD ME

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April was Autism Awareness Month and, while it's a good idea to remind people about awareness for autism, few need reminding. Given the significant number of individuals impacted by ASD (current diagnosis rates are up nearly 300% and expected to increase by 1,292% by 2020 - according to the CDC), one would think we could  do a much better job of helping autistic individuals gain employment. The sad truth, though, is we don't. People with autism are untapped reservoir of talent, and adults with autism bring special talents to the workplace. Join this panel conversation and discover why thinking differently about autism in the workplace is something that you should embrace for your creative and innovative pursuits.

Abril fue el Mes de Concientización sobre el Autismo y, si bien es una buena idea recordarle a las personas tomar conciencia del autismo, pocos necesitaron recordarlo. Dado el número significativo de individuos afectados por autismo (las tasas de diagnóstico actuales han aumentado casi un 300% y se espera que aumenten en un 1,292% para el 2020, según la CDC), uno pensaría que podríamos & nbsp; hacer un trabajo mucho mejor ayudando a las personas autistas obtener empleo. La triste verdad, sin embargo, es que no lo hacemos. Las personas con autismo son reservorios de talento sin explotar, y los adultos con autismo aportan talentos especiales en sus respectivos trabajos. Únase a esta presentación enfocada en conversación y descubra por qué pensar de manera diferente acerca del autismo en el campo laboral es algo que debería considerar en su empresa.

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Steve Allen

Business Outreach Specialist, State of Colorado
Steve is a master networker and connector building bridges with community and business leaders increasing awareness and dismantling barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities. Over a decade seeking, discovering, and replicating best practices in training and employment... Read More →

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Brad Anderson

Founder/CEO, Fruition
At FRUITION we BUILD, GROW, and PROTECT digital properties. I enjoy helping our client companies grow and helping Fruition's team grow as a group and personally through improved skills and technical competencies.
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Anke Corbin

Co-founder, CEO, Globig
I'm an entrepreneur, a go to market specialist, love to mentor others, passionate about travel, food, culture, and a bit of a data privacy geek.
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Victoria St. John

Founder, ICU2
Founder and CEO of ICU2 and a Neurodiversity Advocate dedicated to improving employment opportunities for the adult ASD population.By shifting the conversation away from disease and deficit, promoting equality and tackling stigma we can shine a spotlight on the hidden talents of an... Read More →
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Sharif Youssef

CEO, DailyMynd
Sharif is a data and technology veteran who has worked in the marketing and technology industry for over 20 years. He has created and implemented solutions for the largest companies across nearly every industry vertical and is known to create and execute a vision. Sharif is an innovator... Read More →

Thursday July 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm MDT
Front Range Community College