Hiring for neurodiversity gives a competitive advantage. That’s the experience of an increasing number of businesses — from the Fortune 500 to small enterprises.
But, how do you build the pipeline, train, recruit and retain this talent?
At The Right Talent, Right Now: Breaking Workforce Barriers, Melwood, one of the largest employers of individuals of differing abilities is bringing together the experts who can help answer those questions. We are co-hosting this event with Disability:IN DC Metro and the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute (ANDI) of the George Washington University.
This event is generously sponsored by BB&T
Private sector employers who are trailblazers in creating programs to hire more people of differing abilities and injured veterans will share their best practices. Renowned researchers will discuss how brain science confirms that we truly have differing abilities and the implications for skills training in the workforce. Assistive technology companies and accommodations experts will showcase the tools that can make a difference. Federal and state officials, universities and companies will provide examples of successful public/private partnerships that braids public and private sector funds and incentives.
Who should attend?
The Summit will:
American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be provided for the sessions. Presentations on the screen will include Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) live captions. The downloadable Summit app is also reader accessible.