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NICE Webinar: Cybersecurity Careers for Autistic People

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The PowerPoint slides used during the webinar can be downloaded here.

 

Kevin Pelphrey
 
Carbonell Family Professor and Director 
Autism and Neurodevel­opmental Disorders Institute 
The George Washington University

 

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Jennifer Sheehy
 
Deputy Assistant Secretary 
Office of Disability Employment Policy 
US Department of Labor

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Michael Fieldhouse
Director of Emerging Businesses and Cyber Security
DXC Technology

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Synposis:

An estimated 50,000 Americans with autism turn 18 every year. Could these autistic adults be successful in cybersecurity roles? By failing to incorporate those with neurodiversity in our training and recruiting initiatives, are we making a crucial mistake? Join us to hear from those who are actively working in the field to design programs that work for employers and help autistic adults get to work. This webinar will inform participants of research efforts and corporate initiatives to increase the participation of autistic adults in the workforce. Specific attention will be paid to jobs and skills appropriate to the cybersecurity workforce.


Resources:

US DOL ODEP 

Wired Magazine article (author Kevin Pelphrey) 

Created September 13, 2017, Updated July 23, 2020