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LANDMARK COLLEGE’S “NAVIGATING THE WORKPLACE” SERIES CONTINUES ONLINE WITH:

Thinking Out of the Box: Tapping a Talented Neurodiverse Workforce

Employer fist bumping employee while employees watch

Strategies for hiring, supervising, and retaining skilled neurodiverse employees, including those with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), ADHD, autism, and other learning differences.

Online Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern

Schedule at a glance

Time
Event
Speaker
9:45 – 10 a.m.
Welcome and check-in
 
10 – 11 a.m.
"Overcoming the Application Hurdle: How to Support Neurodivergent Talent in the Talent Acquisition Process”
Joe Riddle, MPH, Director, Neurodiversity in the Workplace
11 – 11:15 a.m.
Break
 
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m
“Workplace Accommodations for Neurodiverse Employees and Compliance under the ADA”
JoAnna Barnes, J.D.,
President, Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina 
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
“Supervising Neurodiverse Employees:
Balancing Needs and Getting the Work Done”
Adam Lalor, Ph.D.,
Interim Vice President, Educational Research and Innovation;
Co-Director Landmark College Center for Neurodiversity
1:45 – 2 p.m.
Break
 
2 - 3 p.m.
“Spotlight on Neurodiverse Employees:
Personal Experiences and Strategies for Navigating the Workplace”
Panel of neurodiverse employees; 
Moderated by Jan Coplan, Director of Career Connections, Landmark College

Pricing:

$99 per person 

$35 Landmark College alumni (Graduates of associate or bachelor’s degree or postbaccalaureate certificate program)


Essential For:

  • Supervisors and Department Managers
  • HR Professionals
  • Career Services and Internship Program Coordinators
  • Diversity and Inclusion Coordinators
  • Employee Resource Group Leaders
  • And more!

Sessions on

  • “Overcoming the Application Hurdle: How to Support Neurodivergent Talent in the Talent Acquisition Process”

    Headshot of Joe Riddle

    Tuesday, April 12, from 10 – 11 a.m. Eastern

    Description:

    Joe will present on the importance and value of neurodiversity in our workplaces. He will utilize experience in designing neurodivergent hiring programs and employee support systems to suggest specific methods and tasks that anyone can take to make the workplace more neurodiverse.

    Presenter:

    Joe Riddle, MPH, Director, Neurodiversity in the Workplace

  • “Workplace Accommodations for Neurodiverse Employees and Compliance under the ADA”

    Headshot of JoAnna Barnes

    Tuesday, April 12, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Eastern

    Description:

    Neurodiverse employees are used to thinking “outside the box”; it’s time employers start thinking “outside the box” too and embrace ways for all individuals to be included in the workplace. Too often the focus of employers is compliance with the anti-discrimination requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADA) when instead the focus should be on providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Employers need to be asking, “How can we successfully employ an individual with a disability?” instead of, “How do we not get sued for a violation of the ADA?” 

    This presentation will address key elements of Title I of the ADA including:  who is an “individual with a disability”; who is a “qualified employee or applicant”; what is a “reasonable accommodation”; and, what is an “undue hardship” on the operation of the employer’s business. It will also briefly address the requirements of Title III of the ADA pertaining to testing accommodations for examinations and courses which can include workplace credentialing.   


    Presenter:

    JoAnna Barnes, J.D., President, Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina

  • “Supervising Neurodiverse Employees: Balancing Needs and Getting the Work Done”

    Headshot of Adam Lalor

    Tuesday, April 12, from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Eastern

    Description:

    Why do qualified neurodivergent employees often struggle in the workplace and how can we change it? This is a question that supervisors, managers, and researchers have been trying to answer for decades. This presentation will discuss the Universally Designed Synergistic Supervision model and techniques that managers and supervisors can use to increase the odds of success for neurodivergent employees and meet the needs of the workplace.

    Presenter:

    Adam Lalor, Ph.D., Interim Vice President, Educational Research and Innovation; Director of LCIRT; Co-Director Landmark College Center for Neurodiversity
    Landmark College

  • Spotlight on Neurodiverse Employees: Personal Experiences and Strategies for Navigating the Workplace

    Tuesday, April 12, from 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern

    Description:

    Hearing the stories of neurodivergent employees is usually the best way for employers and supervisors to understand the unique needs of these workers and to capitalize on their strengths.  This panel discussion will afford attendees the opportunity to learn from varied employees’ experiences and ask them questions.

    Presenters: Panel of neurodiverse employees; moderated by Jan Coplan, Director of Career Connections, Landmark College

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