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Think Different: Attracting & Including Neurodiverse Employees into State Employment

May 18, 2023 | 9:00 AM11:00 AM

Please join the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), Association of California State Employees with Disabilities (ACSED), and Gartner for a virtual exploration of options available to broaden State employment opportunities for neurodiverse employees to help you find employees with the skill sets you need.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Keynote: Rob O'Donohue, Senior Director, Analyst in Gartner's Executive Leadership Research Group

Panel Discussion: Moderated by Dr. Lauren Libero, Autism Specialist at DDS. Panel features Christopher Lua, a neurodiverse employee at DOR, and other leaders from DDS, DOR, and ACSED.

The goal of the Think Different! webinar is to inspire ideas for filling critical talent gaps in California's State workforce with neurodiverse employees. Neurodiverse candidates often have the capabilities and skills needed by various State agencies, but are often not considered for these positions.

By learning new ways to approach candidate searches, taking advantage of the proven benefits of hiring neurodiverse people, and accessing accommodations available to employers at no charge, the State can leverage the talent of underemployed neurodiverse candidates to meet challenges in emerging skill fields such as data analytics, machine learning, cybersecurity, cloud technologies, AI, and more.

Walk away with new resources & tools to help diversify your candidate pools so you can better find and hire neurodiverse employees.

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