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Neurodivergent individuals face numerous barriers to employment as they transition into the workforce. Teaching social skills in real work settings is key to successful employment, as is educating businesses on how to recruit, support, and make necessary accommodations for their employees. The presenters will share specific examples of supports implemented in the workplace to assist individuals in obtaining and maintaining competitive integrated employment.
About the Presenters
Alissa Brooke, MS, CRC, and Jennifer McDonough, MS, CRC, PBSF, have more than 10 years of experience implementing programs for autistic individuals and researching businesses practices.
There are roadblocks a neurodiverse person may face before they even think about applying for a position within a for-profit or nonprofit organization. During this webinar, Kolleen Sullivan will discuss the skills that employers look for in their employees and ways in which an individual can gain experience using those skills to best support them in the workforce. Beyond the skills that will be discussed, best practices will be shared regarding when, how, who, and if an individual should disclose their diagnosis to an employer and what individual support systems can do to guide them through this process.
About the Presenter
Kolleen Sullivan is an experienced career development and training professional with a demonstrated history of working in higher education within multiple areas. She is currently the regional administrative assistant for ABM Industries working in their education division, and has over ten years of experience working in the education sector.
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