The webinar is a collaborative effort put forth by Easterseals Arkansas, Easterseals Crossroads (Indianapolis) and Easterseals Southern California and will feature award-winning speaker Aaron Likens, an Autism Ambassador on behalf of all three affiliates. Aaron is author of the book “Finding Kansas” and was recently named flagman for the NTT Indy Car Series. Diagnosed with autism later in life, Aaron helps businesses better understand the talents and value that individuals with disabilities bring to the workplace as well as the need to include disability in their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policies. He also provides useful strategies, resources, and inspiration for people with disabilities and other special needs who are seeking employment,.
The recorded 45-minute interview will be moderated by Ron Ekstrand, CEO of Easterseals Arkansas, and will include 3-4 short videos from employers on the benefits of employing people with disabilities and their lessons learned. Aaron will field a 15-minute live Q&A session after the interview.