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Think Different: Attracting & Including Neurodiverse Employees into State Employment

April 8 @ 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Please join the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), and Gartner for our follow-up from our webinar last May that provided a virtual exploration of options available to broaden State employment opportunities for neurodiverse employees and help you find employees with the skill sets you need.

Keynote: Rob O’Donohue, Vice President in Gartner’s Executive Leadership Group & research lead on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Executive Leaders, following-up on his excellent keynote presentation from last May, with another insightful presentation on the benefits of employing neurodiverse individuals.

Presentation: Van Vu, Branch Chief, Enterprise Data Operations, DDS, discusses her journey this past year bringing in an intern on to her team.

Panel Discussion on the State Internship Program and hiring neurodiverse candidates: Moderated by Dr. Lauren Libero, Autism Specialist at DDS. Panelists include:

  • Matt Harmetz, DDS Community Liaison and neurodiverse employee
  • Michael Luna, Chief, Work Services Section at DDS
  • Kate McDunphy, Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at DOR
  • Cathy Doan, Business Engagement Consultant for Workforce Development at DOR
  • Jacki Maciel, Personnel Officer at DDS

Monday, April 8, 2024

from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Please register in advance.


April 8
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM