Introducing the July Navigator Cohort | Organization for Autism Research

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Hire Autism welcomed 12 volunteers at the end of July to its fourth navigator training in 2022. In the virtual training, volunteers from all over the United States logged on to learn what it means to be a Hire Autism navigator and their role in helping autistic job seekers navigate the job search.  

Please join us in welcoming our newest navigators to the Hire Autism team:  

  • Assiya Ashraf-Miller  
  • Mary Castolo 
  • Gaby Catena 
  • Devon Dennis 
  • Courtney Gaddy 
  • Elise Garza 
  • Mark Keavey 
  • Salmin Lenhart 
  • Matthew Maurer 
  • Shalom Smolik 
  • Kimberly Strickland 
  • Riad Williams 

These navigators have diverse backgrounds and occupations, holding titles such as instructional design manager, senior tech sourcer, human resources investigator, program manager, behavior technician, vice president of finance, autism charter school operations manager, Oracle EPM cloud manager, and more. 

Interested in becoming a navigator? Submit an application for the October cohort. The deadline to apply is September 23.  

For answers to your questions about the Navigator Program, contact Courtney Carroll at 

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