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2023 International Conference

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October 18th-20th 2023

We have a packed agenda of neurodistinct presenters, panelists, advocates, and experts!







Our Program

October 18

1 to 2 p.m.: Opening Keynote: Mental Health, Neurodiversity, and the Workplace by Dr. Rachel Loftin, PhD

2 to 5 p.m.: Getting Started

  • Introductions - who we are and what brings us together

  • Neurodiversity in Higher Education, Jessica Schonhut-Stasik, MSc, PhD Candidate in Astronomy, Vanderbilt University

  • Roundtable on Emerging Trends in Autism Employment & Jobs in STEAM

5 p.m.:  Tour of Aspiritech
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Meet & Greet hosted by Neurowrx at Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Ave., Evanston with optional trivia fun!  

October 19
9 to 10 a.m.: Welcome remarks from the Neurowrx Board of Directors

10 a.m.: Neurodiversity in the Workplace by Dr. Kyle Oddis, NITW

11 a.m.: Career Progression for Autistic Teams by Tara May, Aspiritech CEO

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch provided

1 to 5 p.m.: Universal Design in Employment

  • Research Updates on Autism in the Workplace by Dr. Keivan Stassun, PhD, Vanderbilt University

  • Crucial accommodations for autistic employees in the workplace by Aspiritech team member panel

  • Innovative Assessment and Training Initiatives: A Journey in e-Learning for Training and Assessment by Carol Simpson, Focus Professional Services and Orbital Learning; Aron Mercer, Xceptional

6 p.m. Dinner hosted by Neurowrx

October 20
9 to 11 a.m.: Champions of Neurodiversity in the Workplace

  • The Updated Neurodiversity@Work Playbook Neil Barnett (CELA)

  • A Retrospective: The Evolution of Neuro-Inclusivity in the Workplace , Carol Simpson, Focus Professional Services and Orbital Learning

Noon: Closing Keynote, When All Brains Work, Saskia Schepers, Neurodiversity Network Netherlands

Image by Lance Anderson
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