AASCEND Innovation at Work Conference October 18 in SF!

AASCEND hosts its seventh (and 15th-Anniversary!) conference about adult autism on Sat October 18 in San Francisco, with a special program for software employers on the 17th.

Keynote Alex Plank, Creator of Wrong Planet, the web community designed for individuals  (and parents/professionals of those) with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs and other neurological differences.

Keynote Jose Velasco, Autism at Work at SAP in Silicon Valley
“Innovation comes from the edges. That’s why SAP plans to recruit hundreds of people with autism, making use of their unique talent for information technology.” SAP TV



The program features Autism at Work in Silicon Valley, The Autism Job Club, Autism on LinkedInWomen’s Issues on the Spectrum, Friends Like Me, Autism and Trauma, The Autistic Global Initiative, Michelle Winner, Paulette Pensvalto of GRASP, Meditation for Sensory Overload, representatives from DOR, SF State, UC Berkeley, CSUEB, CCSF, CIP, … with CEU’s, and much more!


-Special Friday Session for Employers
-Women in Autism
-Employment on the Spectrum
Breakout Sessions
Social Thinking, Designing Autism-Friendly Opportunities, Linkedin: A Tool for Autism Employment, Becoming an Autism Professional,  Meditation for Sensory Overload, Interpersonal Communication Styles, Autistic Global Initiative, Autism Support in College Programs
Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with the Autism community!
Seven Hills Conference Center, SFSU
October 18, 9:00 am-4:00 pm