[PAST EVENT] Do I Qualify: Neurodiversity at Work
LocationChancellors Hall (formerly Tyler Hall), Room 132
300 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
- Open to the public
As a belief and movement where neurological disorders should be celebrated and should be served in all venues of life, neurodiversity is a hot topic among employers who do not have enough support for employees with autism. Extending the conversation from last semester, Scholar-in-Residence John Elder Robison extended to the idea of statewide rehabilitation services that disabled job candidates can qualify for. In addition, job qualifications and relevant anti-discrimination laws should be scrutinized to explore what causes a scarce population of autistic workers. Currently, SAP’s Autism at Work program seeks to educate all employers with the validity of the neurodiversity movement and to provide special supports and coaching.
This on-campus event will involve a student-led lecture followed by an alumni guest speaker and networking reception. Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVP is highly recommended!
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