The 2019 Autism at Work Spring Summit
The 2019 Autism at Work Spring Summit unified research institutions, corporations and individuals this May, sponsored by the Autism at Work Employer Roundtable in Redmond, WA USA. The focus of this annual summit was on hearing the various voices of neurodiversity, from the population themselves, to employers and support systems. The event drew interest from around the globe, spurring on the need for inclusive and diverse workplaces.
Keynotes at 2019 SPRING SUMMIT
Resources for the 2019 spring SUMMIT
2018 Summit – “Hiring with Autism”
Microsoft announced their Autism at Work Summit for April 24-26, 2018 at the Redmond campus, WA. Launching the Autism Hiring Program in 2015, Microsoft sought to address neurodiversity at work, and since then 50 full-time employees have joined through the program. The conference brought together over 180 participants from a wide range of stakeholders including representatives from companies that have autism hiring programs, such as DXC Technology, Ernst & Young, Ford, JP Morgan Chase, and SAP. Other participants included representatives from companies who are considering starting autism hiring programs, employment support agencies representatives, university and industry researchers, government agency representatives, and autism advocates.
The summit included various panels about hiring and retaining workers with autism, as well as exploring different skill levels across autistic employees. There were two lived experience panels, where autistics talked about career paths and women with autism, respectfully. John Marble, co-founder of the Autism Advantage Program led the Career Paths panel, and described his personal path, diagnosis and experience with stigma. The panel on women with autism was led by Sara Luterman, the founder and editor of NOS Magazine. She described the benefits of the autistic experience at work.
Keynotes at 2018 Autism at Work - RedmonD
Videos from 2018 summit
Resources from 2018 summit
2017 Summit – “Autism at Work”
The 2017 Autism at Work Summit was held in Palo Alto, California in April 2017. The event was sponsored by SAP, HPE, Microsoft and Ernst & Young. The event brought together like-minded companies, individuals, civic groups, universities and philanthropists to share, collaborate and advance the topic of neurodiversity in the workplace.