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  • NACE17 Remix Webinar Series

    Hiring on the Spectrum: Recruiting and Training Candidates on the Autism Spectrum

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    • Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
    • Time: 1 — 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: All levels university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Competency: Candidate Sourcing and Assessment; Applicant Selection and Assessment
    • Fee: Free to Full Conference Attendees of NACE17

      NACE17 Remix Webinar Series Career Services Bundle: $320 (member); $535 (nonmember)

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      NACE17 Remix Webinar Series University Relations and Recruiting Bundle: $320 (member); $535 (nonmember)

      • Recruiting With Purpose
      • Transforming the Trajectory
      • Hiring on the Spectrum

      NACE17 Remix Webinar Series Individual Webinars: $119 (member); $199 (nonmember)

    • Summary

      The co-op- and job-search process can be especially challenging for students on the autism spectrum due to difficulties navigating the complex social interactions required. Employers have noticed that candidates on the spectrum often have unique skill sets, but may have a difficult time demonstrating their skill sets in a traditional recruitment process. Candidates on the autism spectrum are also an important factor in employers’ progress toward diversity and Section 503 utilization goals. This presentation covers how recruiters can ensure that their practices are inclusive for candidates on the autism spectrum.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Understand the unique contributions of job seekers on the autism spectrum and the challenges faced in the job-search process;
      • Adjust the recruitment process to be more inclusive for candidates on the autism spectrum; and
      • Learn about specialized recruitment processes designed for job seekers on the autism spectrum and how to scale the program to meet the needs of your organization.
    • Event Details

      Registration includes three-month, post-event access to the webinar archive.

      To view the presentation deck, attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the “I’d like to” option next to the NACE17 Remix Webinar Series: Hiring on the Spectrum: Recruiting and Training Candidates on the Autism Spectrum listing in MyNACE > Events. Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to webinar). A video archive will be available there as well within five (5) business days of the webinar’s completion.

      To see the NACE cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.

    • Format

      During this one-hour webinar, the presenter will deliver a synchronized audio and PowerPoint presentation. Participants will have time for live Q&A throughout the program, and may be asked to contribute opinions or feedback via live chat, virtual polling, and other mechanisms.

    • Presenters

      Janine Rowe

      Janine Rowe, M.S.Ed., NCC, Assistant Director, Disability Services, Rochester Institute of Technology

      Janine M. Rowe is a career counselor and assistant director, disability and careers at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. In addition to providing developmental career counseling, she provides education and advocacy for students with disabilities, and consults with employers hiring individuals with disabilities. She is the winner of New York State's Early Career Professional Award, and has written numerous articles and presentations regarding best practices for employing individuals with disabilities. Rowe frequently consults with employers on inclusive practices for hiring employees with disabilities, especially those with non-apparent disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder and mental health concerns.

      Lisa Maberry

      Lisa Maberry, Diversity Program Manager | Global Talent Acquisition at Microsoft

      Lisa Maberry is a Program Manager for the Autism and DisAbility hiring Programs at Microsoft. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Social Welfare and has enjoyed taking her passion for connecting people with resources to the tech space. Lisa is working toward the ultimate goal to decrease unemployment and underemployment for people with disabilities. A Pacific Northwest native- when not at Microsoft you can find her wrangling her four-year-old son and exploring all Seattle has to offer!

    • Certification Clock Hours

      Continuing Education Clock Hours:

      HRCI – 1 clock hour; Clock Hour awarded to named registrant upon attendance verification.


      HRCI – This activity has been approved for 1 (HR [General]) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.


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