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Opportunities in ICT for People On The Autism Spectrum

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Date:
April 2
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location
River City Labs
315 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4000 Australia
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Opportunities in ICT for People On The Autism Spectrum

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

World Autism Awareness day on 2 April is a globally recognised opportunity to raise awareness about people living with autism.

River City Labs in conjunction with DXC Technology, will hold a “lunch and learn” event at River City Labs on 2 April to showcase some of the initiatives, programs and opportunities in ICT for people living with autism. Many people with autism have an eye for detecting patterns in data and an ability to sustain superior levels of concentration, making them uniquely qualified to make exceptional contributions to tech and data teams

Panel 1: Neurodiversity Employment Initiatives and Champions – including:

  • Scott Hardingham, ICT Director, Department of Human Services
  • Paul Mann, Senior Manager Accessibility, Queensland Rail
  • Teresa Brennan, Director, Diversity, Culture and Engagement , Department of Education
  • Dr Caitlin Taggart, Coordinator of Vocational Services, Autism Queensland
  • James Cifuentes, Regional Manager, ICAN Network Queensland

Panel 2: The lived experience: including members of the Dandelion team and their families to talk about the impact being employed has had on their lives.

MC: Wojciech Nadachowski, The Autism CRC

Please join us for a networking event with other leaders from the IT industry, government, and community organisations and hear from local well-regarded guest speakers.

The official event runs from 12-1 followed by a light networking lunch from 1pm – 1:30pm.

 

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