Autism Community Ventures (“ACV”), a public benefit corporation with a global network of partner organizations and a mission to drive social, economic, and financial inclusion among neurodiverse jobseekers, is pleased to announce that its founder and neurodiversity expert, Dr. Maureen Dunne, is slated to participate in the 2021 Stanford Neurodiversity Summit (the “Summit”) as a panel member and moderator, from November 7 – 9. Autism Angels Group’s Microgrant and ACV’s Transition2Success Project will also be discussed, with multiple Transition2Success Support Scholarship recipients and family members scheduled to present at the event.
Dr. Dunne serves on the Organizing Committee for the Summit. More details may be found here.
The Summit is entirely virtual. At present, approximately 5,000 participants have signed up. Registration is free and open to the public. All sessions will be recorded and made available to the public approximately one month after the conference has concluded.
Dr. Dunne is directly involved in the following sessions at the Summit:
- Nov 7: Speaker, Introductory Presentation launching The Neurodiverse Entrepreneur Program (Apply Here): “March to the Beat of Your Own Drum: How Entrepreneurship can be a Viable Pathway for the Neurodivergent Job Seeker”. 6:30 p.m. PST.
- Nov 7: Moderator, “Neurodiverse Entrepreneurship Panel: The Value of Entrepreneurship as an Employment Option”. 6:30-7:30 p.m. PST. Details here.
- Nov 9: Moderator, Neurodiversity Career Panel (Entrepreneurship). 1-2 p.m. PST. Details here.
- Nov 9: Moderator, Mental Health Panel 3: “Innovative Community Support Models and Novel Interventions”. 3-4 p.m. PST. Details here.
In addition, an autistic student awardee of the Transition2Success Project’s Support Scholarship is scheduled to give a presentation at the Summit on November 7 to talk about a personally transformative journey. And the parent of a neurodiverse teen who was also awarded a Transition2Success Support Scholarship is scheduled to present on the importance of the Transition2Success Project from a parent’s perspective during the Mental Health Panel on November 9, with Dr. Dunne serving as moderator for the discussion.
Please visit HERE to register for the Stanford Neurodiversity Summit Today!