Hiring People with Autism

UM-NSU CARD to hold Town Hall Meeting for small business owners to discuss hiring adults on the autism spectrum.

From UM News

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 07, 2013) — The University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) and the non-profit organization Autism Speaks invite small business employers to learn more about autism and the opportunities for and benefits of employing adults on the autism spectrum at a town hall meeting on Monday, November 11, at 7 p.m. on the University of Miami campus.

Small business leaders, including those at Rising Tide Car Wash, Lee & Marie’s Cakery, Extraordinary Ventures and [words] Bookstore, will share their experiences with hiring people with autism at the meeting, which will be held at the Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables. In addition to small business owners, people with autism, their families and employment service providers are encouraged to attend.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to join together to tackle the important issue of expanding employment options for adults with autism,” said Jennifer Durocher, interim clinical director of UM-NSU CARD, who has worked with people with autism and their families for more than 20 years. “Individuals with autism make exemplary employees. Through this initiative, we hope to spotlight the unique advantages of employing this work force for local small business owners.”

The town hall is funded by a generous grant from the Ireland Family Foundation. For more information, parking directions or to RSVP, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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