AutCom 2021 Conference - The Autism Spectrum and Social Justice, October 15-16, 2021 (via Zoom Webinar format)
In AutCom's first online two-day conference (via the Zoom Webinar platform), we focus on two issues: Employment and autism, and Law enforcement and autism issues and concerns. Each day there will be a 90-minute keynote presentation (with Q&A) in late morning and a 90-minute panel (with Q&A) by autistics* in the afternoon (Eastern Time) discussing issues relating to the morning's keynote.
Attendance is free, but registration in advance is required. Once a registration is approved, the registrant will be a confirmation email with a link to attend the conference.
*NOTE: We choose to use Identity-First language as the default in our publications, since this has been the overwhelming preference of our members. We do, also, respect and honor individuals’ personal choice of descriptors for themselves.
Day 1: Employment and Autism
11:00-12:30 pm ET - Tatiana Murphy, HCM Technology Customer Engagement Executive and Chief of Staff for Global People Sustainability & Diversity and Inclusion at SAP, and Mike Giongo Process Management Specialist at SAP (includes Q&A)
2:00-3:30 pm ET - Panel of autistics discusses issues relating to employment and autism (includes Q&A): Cynthia Thielen, Nicole LeBlanc, Tracy Thresher, Maxfield Sparrow
Day 2: Law Enforcement and Autism Issues and Concerns
11:00-12:30 pm ET - Dennis Debbaudt, Managing Partner, Debbaudt Legacy Productions, LLC (includes Q&A)
2:00-3:30 pm ET - Panel of autistics discusses law enforcement and autism issues and concerns (includes Q&A): Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Stephen Shore, Ian Nordling, & Maxfield Sparrow
Note: Although AutCom is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, all conferences have costs. To defray some of the conference cost and to support our advocacy for social justice for all, attendees and others are welcome to make an online donation on the AutCom.org website or to via mail to Autism National Committee, PO Box 115, Oberlin, OH 44074. Thank you for your ongoing interest and support.