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    Neurodivergent Hiring (SMA & SHRMWCT)

    Date: April 20, 2023, 11:30am – 12:30pm
    $20 for SMA & SHRMWCT Members / $30 for Guests
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    Join us in a conversation with Judy Reilly, Director of UConn’s Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation, about how companies and universities can improve employment outcomes for the pool of neurodivergent (ND) students and alumni with autism, ADHD, dyslexia and other learning differences across college campuses. Learn what “neurodiversity” really means, how it is relevant to recruiting, interviewing, and retention efforts, and what universities and employers can do to start or grow a neurodiversity employment initiative. The goal of this session is for participants to understand how to better connect a wider population of ND job seekers at the college level with an audience of employers who understand, value, and are ready to support neurodiversity within their organizations.


    Judy Reilly, MBA
    Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation
    Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    University of Connecticut

    Judy joined UConn in 2021 to design, build, and direct a Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation. UConn’s center seeks to improve employment outcomes nationwide for college-capable neurodivergent (ND) job seekers by pursuing innovative, scalable, and creative solutions for all stakeholders.
    Prior to joining UConn, Judy served individuals with learning differences and their families by helping address barriers to their academic, behavioral, social, emotional, and career development. She’s trained in special education law and advocacy, and has an MBA.