Conference Agenda

This year, opportunity and inspiration will be abounding in three full days of engaging speakers, research findings, and artistic display. This year the action is packed right into the evenings, including an exclusive film engagement!

Employment Panel - Making it Work: Inclusion in the Workplace

Moderator: Denise Bissonnette
Matt Cottle, David Barber, John Miller, Sam Forbes

Date/Time: Thursday, December 1 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room: John Bassett Theatre


When we think of our life goals, employment often tops the list as a necessity and as a meaningful daily activity where on average most Canadians spend approximately 40 hours a week.  Many individuals with an autism spectrum disorder often do not have the opportunity to experience this aspect of life because of the challenges they face when seeking employment.  Join us for the “Employment Panel - Making it Work: Inclusion in the Workplace” to hear about first-hand accounts from individuals who have faced employment-related challenges and how they have overcome them.  Sign-up for this session to learn about how you can help create a supportive work environment for individuals on the spectrum and increase meaningful employment for them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the challenges faced by individuals with an ASD when seeking employment
  • Understanding the support and accommodations required for individuals with an ASD in the workplace
  • Understanding that everyone, including individuals with an ASD have goals that are employment-related
  • Understanding that together, with the right supports individuals with an ASD can be meaningfully employed


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