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Triangle Neurodiversity Advisory Council Virtual Summit

Educational Conferences

Workforce Innovation – The value of hiring Neurodiverse Talent

September 23, 2020, from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

Workforce Innovation – The value of hiring Neurodiverse Talent. The event will share information about how a partnership of local companies, state government and non-profit organizations are working together to create opportunities to increase Neurodiverse talent in the workplace.

Registration is free, but required. Deadline is 6:00 p.m. on September 21.

Learn more about the presenters on the Speaker Biographies page.


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A Neurodiverse workforce can invigorate companies, workers, and our communities. The summit will explore this Innovative Opportunity, as well as share information about programs, processes, and support available. Employers, organizations, and individuals will learn how to get involved and optimize the workforce with this under-tapped talent.

Speakers and sessions include:

  • Keynote – Adrianne Kadzinski, Director of Group Global Innovation at Credit Suisse
  • Autism 101 – Michael Chapman, Director of TEACCH Employment Services and Mindy Govan, Director of Transition Services, Autism Society of North Carolina
  • Message from Governor Roy Cooper
  • Panel discussion – Neurodiverse Professionals, Good practices empowering an individual’s neurodivergentcy/neurodiversity
    • Moderator – Jennifer Talley (Allscripts)
    • Panelists – Rebecca Alley (Credit Suisse), Emily Zucker (NC State), Dan Beall (IBM), and Chris Rackley (SAS)
  • Panel discussion – Corporate program models and successes
    • Moderator – Tara Boldrin (IBM)
    • Panelists – Caroline Sullivan (LiNC-IT), Todd Lineberger (Credit Suisse), Danielle Pavliv (SAS), Diane Delaney (IBM)
  • Resources, Next Steps, TNAC growth opportunities
    • Moderator – Caroline Sullivan
    • Panelists – Morgan Crawford, Mike Chapman, Alice Farrar, and Wes Wade


Registration is free, but required. Deadline to register is 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 21. Click here to register.

Triangle Neurodiversity Advisory Council Mission Statement: To attract, support and foster talent that sees the world a little differently. North Carolina and the Triangle Area is an optimal environment to become the go-to location for neurodiverse talent and their families. The companies represented within TNAC collaborate through peer support and sharing of best practices, and working with the NC State government to increase the over-all capability to grow and recruit the best talent for area companies.