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NEWS: Workshop on Creating Employment Opportunities for Neurodivergent Employees

WALPOLE, MASSACHUSETTS, March 6, 2024 — Why encouraging neurodiversity in employment is a smart business decision. The Neurodiversity Employment Partnership (NEP) is hosting a thought-provoking and impactful discussion on Neurodiversity and Successful Businesses: Diverse Minds Ensure Dynamic Results on April 4, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST at the Old Colony YMCA in Stoughton. Businesses can learn about the many benefits of creating employment opportunities in the community designed to meet the needs of neurodivergent employees. From reduced sick time and highly motivated workers to coaching assistance and workforce diversity, companies can solve employee recruitment dilemmas by hiring neurodivergent employees.

The Neurodiversity Employment Partnership (NEP) is a collaboration of organizations and businesses whose mission it is to create employment opportunities for all neurodiverse individuals who want to work. The group includes organizations like League School for Autism, LifeWorks, ARC of Greater Brockton, Amego Inc., Old Colony YMCA Stoughton, Dharma Dreams Vocational Center, Better Business Bureau, and several others. NEP hopes that by opening a dialogue with local businesses, companies will recognize that neurodivergent workers bring a wide array of strengths, talents, and skills to the workplace.

Larry Sauer, CEO of League School for Autism, commented that “Neurodiverse workers show greater loyalty toward inclusive employers and offer unique perspectives, while consumers indicate that they prefer doing business with companies that employ people with differing abilities. Hiring neurodiverse employees not only shows a commitment to community, diversity, and inclusion, but also offers tremendous benefits to employers.”

Registration for the 2-hour workshop is free and includes presentations from Michael John Carley, school and business consultant and author of “Unemployed on the Autism Spectrum” (2016, JKP), and Kristine Biagiotti-Bridges, IT Business Partner at Dell and chapter chair and North American Leader of the True Ability Employee Resource Group, as well as a panel discussion with Don Lambert of Spectrum Empowerment Project, Amy Faraone of League School for Autism, Dan Burke of Lifeworks, John Raposa of Attleboro Enterprises, Inc. (AEI), and Collette Divitto & Rosemary Alfredo of Collettey’s Cookies.

FINAL Deadline for registration is April 1st. Same day registration is not guaranteed.


Located in Walpole, Massachusetts, the League School for Autism is a leading private day and residential school for students ages 3 to 22 on the Autism Spectrum. Since 1966, we’ve been dedicated to excellence in autism education and individual development. We employ a unique, comprehensive approach emphasizing academic, social, emotional, communication, and behavior skills to maximize positive outcomes for the individuals we serve and their families.

For more information about the conference, you’re urged to contact Lindsay Wagner, Director of Neurodiversity & Community Inclusion, League School for Autism,

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Sabrina Manno