People with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Workplace: Successful Employment Strategies

2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Learn the benefits and strategies of accessing this untapped workforce and key elements in successfully accommodating applicants and employees with ASD under the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act.

Experts predict a 230 percent increase in the number of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the next eight years, with 35 percent of 18-year-olds with ASD attending college. This presents an opportunity both for people with ASD to integrate into the workforce and for employers to tap into the talents of a sizable population. This session will address the benefits of including individuals with ASD in the workplace, the legal rights of employees and applicants with ASD, and common mistakes made by employers. You will learn:

  • How to encourage and respond to disclosure.
  • The key legal obligations of employers to applicants and employees with ASD under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Best practices that will maximize the employment success of applicants and employees with ASD.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm

Marcia Scheiner


Marcia Scheiner is the President and Founder of Integrate Autism Employment Advisors Inc (Integrate), formerly Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership. Integrate works with organizations to help them identify, recruit and retain qualified professionals on the autism spectrum.  Prior to Integrate, Ms. Scheiner spent twenty-five years in the financial services industry in various senior management positions at Zurich Financial Services, Chase Manhattan Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.  Ms. Scheiner is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.  She is the parent of a young adult son with Asperger Syndrome.

Location: Mount Vernon Square
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Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
HR Expertise
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