The "Autism Workforce: Fueling Business Innovation and Competitive Advantage for Capital Region Employers" forum will be held on March 17, 2015. Please join us as we explore the unique skills and assets these employees bring to today''s workforce.
The forum will bring together key business leaders in the Capital Region who strive to create a talented and diverse workforce to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive economy where talent is crucial to business success. Studies have documented that diversity not only drives economic growth but also captures a greater share of the consumer market and fosters creativity and innovation in the workforce.
The forum will explore creative solutions and successful models that address the benefits and challenges of recruiting, managing and retaining a diverse workforce, which includes highly skilled employees with autism.
Marcia Scheiner (Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership) will share her experiences working with Fortune 500 companies who have successfully integrated the employee with autism into their workplace cultures.
You will also hear from a panel of Capital Region employers about the strong contributions that their employees "on the spectrum" have made to their own businesses and organizations.