Celebrate neurodiversity & workplace benefits of Aspergers
Embracing neurodiversity in the workplace should be celebrated. It's this range of different thinking that has helped make humanity’s progress in science and the creative arts possible.
“When 99 neurologically identical people fail to solve a problem it’s often the 1% fellow who’s different, who holds the key!”
Celebrated Aspies include:
Dan Akroyd, Tim Burton, Stephen Fry, Satoshi Tajiri, Courtney Love,
Gary Numan, Susan Boyle & Daryl Hannah - to name a few!
Celebrate with us at our special breakfast event to mark International Aspergers Day
Time: Doors open 7.40am. Celebration session commences: 8am – 9.15am. A continental breakfast will be available and time to catch-up with your community.
Location: Treasury Theatre, Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur Street,
With a focus on the benefits and strengths of Aspergers in the workplace - our key speakers will provide insights into the value and proven outcomes of neurodiversity in the workplace - for both employers and employees.
Fiona Patten is a member of the Victorian Parliament representing the Reason Party, and Aspergers is not an uncommon trait in her party. She believes that employment for people on the spectrum is an issue that governments should be getting involved with and will discuss some of the ideas that have been raised about improving the employment opportunities for people with Aspergers, including proactive recruiting measures in the public sector.
Christian Hofman is the Manager, Records Management at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and has broad experiences in organisational change and project management. He is an avid advocate of inclusion and has been instrumental in the success of the award winning 'Rise at DHHS' program, which aims to create a repeatable and sustainable employment approach for individuals on the spectrum. The goal is for the individuals to successfully perform meaningful work within the program and to gain the skills and confidence required to be selected on merit for other roles.
Mark Solonsch is an Aspergers Victoria Board member and an accomplished Aspie. He has over 25 years experience advising and working for leading Australian companies. He will talk about how to get the most out of Aspies in the workforce.
To register your interest & secure your seat - please select the blue Register button on the left and complete the event form. We need RSVP by 15th February for catering purposes.
Thank you to Natalie and Beam Creative for contributing their design support for Aspergers Victoria.