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In January DisabilityIn hosted a 2 day virtual conference. I was honored to be invited to join the panel on Neurodiversity in Technology. A 3rd panelist couldn't make it so the panel was me and Brend Amundson VP Regional HR Dell Computers. This audio is my pre-panel presentation. With only us two panelist we go to talk for a while. I think you will find it interesting and hopefully helpful.
Apologies for the sound quality of the presentation. It is the audio track off the Zoom recording. Amazing how much it flattens by voice compared to the intro and outro sections. All the more reason people need to learn to control the sound of their voice so...
I was honored to be asked to participate with a couple amazing panelists. I enjoy panels as they dispense with the pressure of a solo presentation and I get to learn great ideas from amazing people. Thanks you so much Tricia for trusting me to be a high quality panelist and giving me the opportunity to participate.
The Denver Disabilities Network is a quarterly event featuring speakers, workshops, and the sharing of best practices for disability inclusion. The goal is to bring together interested stakeholders from around the country. By highlighting the skills and talents of people with disabilities, an open discussion of the best practices and desired outcomes between all parties can take place.
This session was designed for attendees who:
Will at more to this post as I can. A little later this October I will again have the privilege of guest lecturing a class at Cornell University's ILR College. The topic is items that can cause problems for an autistic/neurodiverse person in an interview.
While I have done this for 2 years, it has always been by Zoom video conference. This year I am heading to upstate NY to lecture in person. Will post picture after the trip and plan to post the lecture as an episode on my podcast, Tim Goldstein "Life in the Neurotypical Universe" aka: Life in the Neuro Cloud™ on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Spotify , Listen Notes and other podcast outlets. Also on my site at podcast.TimGoldstein.com
Plans are to also meet with the recruiters from the Engineering collage to discuss better ways to work with and view the neurodiverse candidate.
Unfortunately due to events beyond anyone's control this even had to be postponed.
Karen, the organizer, is working on finding a suitable date in the beginning of 2020. We will update this post as new details emerge. If you would like to hear about the topics I work with and speak on visit my podcast Tim Goldstein "Life in the Neurotypical Universe", aka: Life in the Neuro Cloud™ on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Spotify , Listen Notes and other podcast outlets. Also on my site at podcast.TimGoldstein.com
Join us at the Westin Calgary Airport on October 11, 2019 for the first annual Keys to the Treasure Chest Autism & Disabilities Employment & Enterprise Conference featuring Dr. Temple Grandin.
The goal of our conference is to educate employers, teachers, leaders and influencers on the importance of diversity and inclusion within our workforce and economy. It is our mission to empower individuals living with...
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Super fun project working with Tevi at Global CVM. An equally crazy story about how Global CVM and I came to collaborate on this great project.
I met Doug on LinkedIn and we immediately hit it off as we began communicating. Doug is doing amazing work with his Autism Personal Coach organization which helps adults with autism and those who are functionally autistic. Doug's organization provides employment coaching, social skill training, self awareness techniques and development, and coaching to achieve independent living. The only negative to the services of Autism Personal Coach is they are limited currently to a few cities in the USA due to their wonderful "meet where you live" approach.
In this episode we discuss the technical interview process for those with Autism with Tim Goldstein. Tim is the author of Geeks Guide to Interviews: 15 Critical Items for the Technical Type. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping teens and adults with Autism become more independent and successful.
Go to the Autism Stories podcast for more great interviews and information from the world of...
This month is Autism Awareness month. Join internationally acclaimed speaker and Open Labs Member Tim Goldstein as he poses the question “Am I Neurodiverse Also?” He will cover what neurodiversity is, how it is defined by thinking differently, not medical condition, that it is a different culture, and that it is normal within the range of humans.
Visit https://www.timgoldstein.com/blog/neurocloudsurvey to try the Neuro Cloud™ survey and your own set of Interactional Indicator™ charts.
Tim Goldstein will be speaking as part of an amazing academic and corporate panel. The SIOP Annual Conference is April 4 - 6, 2019. Tim's panel will be presenting late morning on the 6th.
Autism and Work: Creating a Neurodiverse Workplace
This panel brings together a diverse group to discuss autism at work. Panelists represent researchers, executives running successful neurodiversity programs, business consultants, and autism center representatives to discuss issues about the recruitment, selection, training, accommodation, and success of people with ASD in the workforce, and specific considerations on program implementation.
The panel includes:
Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, Professor of Disability Studies and Director of the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at the Cornell University. Dr. Bruyère is focused on workplace inclusive policies and practices conducted in companies with proactive hiring initiatives...
The Autism Society of Colorado received a message from a sixth grade student at St Mary's Academy in Englewood CO. She asked if we could make a presentation to their sixth grade to help them understand autism and how to reduce bullying of students on the autism spectrum. While Karen and I focus on the adult community, this sounded fun and would be great practice presenting to a very different audience.
As I expected a classroom of sixth graders does have some differences from presenting to adults. The students seemed to enjoy the presentation and there was definitely interest in the subject. We even had a few of them come up and ask additional questions.
My biggest take away is the openness and interest in autism in this age group. We came to learn there is a student being bullied for some possibly autistic traits. There are 2 amazing girls who have told the bullies to back off and wanted the rest of the class to understand better. Kudos to these bold 2...