Autism Acceptance Month: Perspectives on Neurodiversity and DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility) | CENTER
In honor of World Autism Month in April, Disability: IN DC Metro and K&L Gates are hosting a discussion webinar between leaders in the fields of neurodiversity and autism in the workplace. The goal of the discussion is to help attendees learn more about autism and neurodiversity, how workplaces can most effectively accommodate and support neurodivergent and/or spectrum employees, and on developing workplace neurodiversity and autism programs.
As part of the focus on autism acceptance and awareness, panelists discuss common misconceptions about autism and neurodiversity, as well as constructive approaches to providing accommodations and support. More generally, panelists discuss DEIA programming and the importance of including disability as a goal so that people with disabilities feel included in the workplace and in the DEIA program itself.
Finally, they discuss a number of best practices, including ERGs for people with disabilities, centralized hosting systems, fully accessible websites, and workspaces, among other topics.
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