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Speak Your Mind | Marcia Scheiner
October 19 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
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About This Event
Neurodiversity: Tap into Autistic Talent – Don’t Miss Out
Time: 4PM EDT
Length: 60 Minutes
Event Type: Virtual
Neurodiversity-what does that mean? We’ve heard about diversity in other contexts-racial, gender, ethnic, sexual. According to the Center for Disease control, 1 in 54 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The brains of people on the spectrum are wired differently. A hallmark of ASD is difficulty with social communication and interaction with other people. We have all interacted with people on the spectrum-sometimes we’ve known it in advance and sometimes we have a sense that something feels different in the interaction.
Dr. Risa Ryger
Founder, 93% Consulting
About Dr. Ryger
Dr. Risa Ryger is a Clinical Psychologist and Founder of 93% Consulting. As an Expert in Change™, she specializes in helping people ignite and manage change at all stages of their professional and personal lives. With her background in psychology, neuroscience, business, and mindfulness, Dr. Ryger helps empower people to address, cope, and conquer change. Dr. Ryger believes that change can be our super power when we know how to harness it for positive growth. People who work with her learn that understanding and clarity are crucial steps that must be combined with implementation and action to help them move forward in their lives.
Dr. Ryger earned her Doctorate from Columbia University and has held academic appointments at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Cornell University Medical School. She has consulted and given presentations to professional, legal, financial, fashion, education, and event planner industries among others. Dr. Ryger serves on the Advisory Council of Mindfulness Without Borders. She is the proud mother of two amazing daughters.
Dr. Ryger knows that, “Positive change can happen at any point in your life. Be Heard. Be Seen. Be Valued”™
Featured Guest Speaker
Marcia Scheiner is the President and Founder of Integrate Autism Employment Advisors (“Integrate”), the author of “An Employer’s Guide to Managing Professionals on the Autism Spectrum” (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017) and a frequent speaker on how to create a successful workplace for autistic professionals. Prior to founding Integrate in 2010, Ms. Scheiner held senior management positions at Zurich Financial Services, Chase Manhattan Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ms. Scheiner is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. She is the parent of a young adult son with autism.
Integrate is a non-profit that works with organizations to help them identify, recruit and retain professionals on the autism spectrum. Integrate helps companies become autism friendly employers of college graduates with autism by providing assessment, education and training, recruiting and ongoing support services to those organizations.
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