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  • Hiring on the Spectrum

  • 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.

    Presenters: Janine Rowe, M.S.Ed., NCC, Assistant Director, Disability Services, Rochester Institute of Technology and Lisa Maberry, Diversity Program Manager | Global Talent Acquisition at Microsoft

    Questions?
    Visit the FAQ page or contact NACE Professional Development at events@naceweb.org, 610.625.1026.