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WiT Webinar: Why You Need Autistic Co-Workers: The Power of Hiring Adults

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)


Event Details

DATE: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

TIME: 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

COST: MEMBERS:  This Webinar is free for WIT members. | NON-MEMBERS:  The non-member fee for this Webinar is $29.

Did you know that companies following best practices for hiring and supporting adults with disabilities outperform their peers financially? Many companies actively discuss the importance of building a neurodiverse workforce, however some focus more on PR than KPIs. There are proven benefits for company performance that go far beyond the feel-good value of supporting an underserved community. Where do you start, and how do you set your company up for long-term success in this endeavor?

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How your company can effectively integrate disabled adults into your workforce in ways that improve your bottom line. 

  • How to work with organizations that specialize in training autistic adults and provide on-site job coaches. 

You’ll also meet Gary Moore, the founder of non-Pareil, an organization that supports 225 adults with autism. They have released over 20 video games and mobile apps, and offer 3-D modeling, IT consulting, and programming services.

This isn't about seeking charity; it’s about building champions.

About the Presenters

Brandi Pinsker is the CEO of Project Genius, a leading supplier of brainteasers and puzzles. She has an adult son with autism who is her inspiration for creating work and social opportunities for autistic adults. Her company is a job training site for Greenleaf Neurodiversity Center, a non-profit that focuses on vocational training for adults on the autism spectrum. As a small business owner, she understands the importance of creating programs that strengthen vs. strain a company’s resources.

Gary Moore is Co-founder, President/CEO of nonPareil Institute, a not-for-profit, post-secondary training program for young adults with autism.   He has an adult son with autism who was his inspiration for starting nonPareil.   With an estimated 80%-90% unemployment/underemployment rate, Gary is passionate about bridging the employment gap for adults with autism.  With over 30 years in the technology and the professional services industries, he recognizes the opportunities and challenges facing these gifted individuals and looks forward to working with companies to provide practical and sustainable solutions for them.