2019 Summit – “Transitioning to a Neurodiverse Workplace”
The 3rd Australian Autism at Work summit was held at the Novotel on Collins, Melbourne, on Thursday 25 July 2019. The summit drew a range of people from diverse backgrounds; social work, psychologists, researchers, employers, autistic led organizations and autistic individuals.
The focus of this Summit was “transitions”. We heard from Keynotes John Marble and Lawrence Fung on the importance of the strengths approach and how to support a deeper understanding of the neurodiverse individual. Breakout room discussions explored the growing need for mental health support in the workplace, how to hire and retain autistic staff, and the exploration of life skills materials with Neurodiversity Hub. The summit provided great opportunities to network, learn and inspire change.
More photos, Videos of the presentations, and Resource Packs coming soon!
KEYNOTES AT 2019 AUTISM AT WORK – MELBOURNE
Photos from the 2019 summit - “transitioning to a neurodiverse workplace”
2018 Summit – “The Neurodiversity Advantage”
The Autism at Work summit, presented by Autism CRC, DXC Technology and ANZ, was held in Melbourne, Australia in October 2018. Sponsored by Symantec, SAP and Peoplebank, the Autism at Work Summit explored the value of investing in a more neurodiverse workforce. The Summit program included keynote presentations from Paulette Penzvalto, autism advocate and Google employee from Silicon Valley; Jeanette Purkis, autism employment advocate, writer and speaker; and Matt Ormiston, Autism advocate, technologist and adventurer.
Keynotes at 2018 Autism at Work – Melbourne
Videos from 2018 Summit
Photos from 2018 Summit - “the neurodiversity advantage”
Resources from 2018 summit
2017 Summit – “Autism at Work”
Inspired by the successes in the United States, the first Autism at Work summit, presented by Autism CRC and DXC Technology, was held in Sydney, Australia in September 2017. The summit focused on raising awareness of autism at work. The program included keynote presentations from Professor Susanne Bruyere, Director of the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University, and Jeanette Purkis, autism employment advocate, writer and speaker, as well as presentations from a number of employers and industry speakers. After the Forum, an Autism at Work Employment Fair was held to discuss employment opportunities with autistic job seekers and their families. Over 70 autistic job seekers and their family and friends attended the employment fair with 11 organisations providing information on the day.