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Autism at Work Summit

Join us on Friday, October 18th, 2019, for the Autism at Work summit, hosted by Hill Top!
Continue the conversation with Autism at Work companies, schools and organizations in our region at Hill Top Preparatory School as we honor Jose Velasco for his work in starting the conversation and making Neurodiverse Employment so visible and successful for individuals and their employers.
Register here!


9:00 am Registration and Coffee

9:30 am Welcome and Introductions

10:15 am Morning Sessions (Facilitated Conversations led by corporate and                                                                                      university teams)

  1.   Maturing Programs (1+ years) – facilitated by Jamell Mitchell, Ernst  and Young, Laurie Ackles at Rochester Institute of Technology
  2.   Developing Programs (0-1 years) – facilitated by Adam Brown at VMware      and Brian Freedman at Delaware University

11:45 am Buffet Luncheon

12:30 pm Award Presentation

Jamell Mitchell to speak about honoree, Jose Velasco

Craig Single to present award

Jose Velasco to share vision for future

1:00 pm  Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (attend two)

  • Social Issues – Cherie Fishbaugh, West Chester University
  • Building Buy-In for your Company – Teresa Thomas at MITRE
  • Recruiting and Sourcing - Peg Monaghan at SAP and Craig Single at Vertex
  • Legal Issues – Deborah Dee at SAP

2:30 pm  Re-Group for Thoughts on Take Aways and Future Vision

Closing Comments

3:00 pm Introduction of Active Employment Seekers and Networking Opportunities for All Participants

Wine and Cheese Networking with the Hill Top Student/Faculty and performance by Hill Top Prep's House Band

Neuro-diverse Candidates will be joining us for networking and conversation with all of our corporate representatives. Bring your business cards!