Givens & Nemko in a Live Musical Tribute to Autism!

As a young child, they called Jeffrie Givens retarded. Then they called her shy, very shy. Then she was diagnosed with Asperger’s. Now they call her amazing. She has a solid day job as a researcher and an even better night job as a singer and actor. In the last five years, she has performed for thousands of people. At the AASCEND meeting on Mar. 15, you can see her show, “Retard!”  In it, her career and performance coach Dr. Marty Nemko interviews her to reveal her story and accompanies her on the keyboard. Radio star Marty Nemko (“The Bay Area’s Best Career Coach” — SF Bay Guardian) led a lively discussion of autism employment at an AASCEND meeting in 2012.

Tell your friends about this exciting special AASCEND presentation!

When: Sat Mar 15, 10am – Noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St. @ 11th St.    SF, CA 94103  map

LinkedIn on the Spectrum, and More

In addition to the planned LinkedIn workshop (see below) we will be screening the freshly minted short documentary film by filmmaker William Davenport – about Paul Nussbaum’s Conquering Heights trans-Sierra ski trip as sponsored by AASCEND a few years ago.

ALSO, after the meeting the Job Hunting Check-In group will convene with Keith Halperin. Be there!

As part of AASCEND‘s ongoing Employment Initiative we have created a LinkedIn group, Spectrum Employment Community by AASCEND as a resource for employers to tap the skills of people on the autism spectrum. The community is growing rapidly. If you want to join in this promising part of autism’s future and would like to start or improve your LinkedIn profile come to our February 2014 meeting. Bring your laptop, and if you are already skilled at using LinkedIn we invite you to come and help out. See you there!

When: Sat Feb 22, 10am – Noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St. @ 11th St.    SF, CA 94103  map