Specialisterne Australia has been hosting a series of “The Future of Employing Autism and Diversity” professional Q and A panel events in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra this year to date. The panels have been represented by key government and non-government corporate sponsors and leaders who have participated or engaged in autism and neurodiverse hiring programs.
Through the panel sessions attendees have had the opportunity to hear directly from business leaders and learn about their experiences, the challenges, their insights and the outcomes that were achieved through engaging this talent pool in their workplace to gain a competitive advantage.
Our Brisbane event will open with a compelling story from Ruth Bonser who gained employment at Westpac through Specialisterne’s Autism Talent Hiring Program. This will be followed by a professional panel Q and A session with senior sponsors and executive leaders within government and corporate businesses. Following the session and Q and A there will be a catered networking reception to allow for more questions, discussion and networking opportunities for attendees.
If you are a senior executive driving diversity or you have an interest in exploring the potential talents of people with autism and neurodiversity into your workforce, this event is not to be missed. Places are limited.
Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019
Time: 10am arrival for 10.15am start with event concluding by 12.30pm
Location: Sister Cities Room, Brisbane City Hall, King George Square
Contact: For more information firstname.lastname@example.org
The Specialisterne Australia team attended the Autism@Work Employment Fair, presented by the Autism CRC and DXC Technology, and the Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC) in Sydney in September 2017. We had a Specialisterne booth at APAC, which was kindly sponsored by ANZ.
Bec Flower and Jason White also gave a presentation about our current model at Specialisterne, and how we use alternative means to traditional recruitment to allow individuals to demonstrate their skills.