Promote awareness of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), encourage greater inclusiveness in our work environment, and provide hope to those who have loved ones with ASD.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) impacts each individual differently and is typically characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Individuals with ASD are considered neurodistinct due to genetic differences in neurological functioning.
Many individuals with Autism, called "autistics", have noticeable external physical characteristics such as rocking, tapping, hand wringing, humming - among other things. These actions are called "stimming" and are used to channel neurological energy to increase social interaction capabilities.
Our work is to accomplish three primary objectives:
Raise the awareness of Autism across Alphabet;
Create a more inclusive, equitable, and safe workplace for individuals;
Increase the self-esteem of people with Autism to enable career progression
2019 , Autism in HighTech Summit
Very encouraging, there were ~400 people RSVPed from over 50+ companies and schools, institutes over Bay Area with a full house of attendees at a 10X size compared to many similar events. We were thrilled to have you with us, and were very impressed by the positive sentiment from all of you. We hope you have had time to reflect on what you have learned as well.
Neurodiversity Awareness for
Are you aware that your team member(s) may have a special talent?
Do you know how valuable a neurodistinct report can be when they provide an alternative perspective in a project?
This is the first neurodiversity summit for managers at company wide level across PAs from Google/Alphabet to
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Attendee and Active viewers over livestream 419
12 hand raisers
Kevin Hartman , Director of Measurement & Analytics team for the Ads LCS CG&E sector, shared his personal life journey from suffering through a diagnosis of autism to fully embracing it to achieve success .
Dr Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD of Stanford Medical Center shared his continuous study in neurodiversity and metrics innovation in hiring and performance evaluation.
In our first panel, Google’s Global Lead for People With Disability Initiatives Lorne Needle, moderated by Erica Brody, talked about Google’s efforts to seek all kinds of talents among people, and the many resources available within the company. Then later of the year we witness the launch program in Cloud
In our second panel, moderated by Miguel Feldens, two Googler reportee/manager pairs shared their journey: challenges, opportunities, strategies, tips, and communication best practices that work.
This later becomes two blog post featured by Google
Neurodiversity is the new creativity
2022 April 20 Wednesday
Tech On the Spectrum is honored to invite Luiza Laloni, General Director of La Casa de Carlota São Paulo to give us a speech.
During the speech, we'll talk about the innovative and the power of neurodiversity in agencies and graphic design, showing a bit of how La Casa de Carlota create and manage projects, and how autistic, down syndrome designers being a critical role for their success.
Experience Yourself Through the Neurodiversified Art Design Workshop
2022 April 21 Thursday
Time: 10AM EST/7AM PST/4PM EMEA
Duration: 1.5 hour
Language: Spanish Only
Prepare mark pen, magazines that can be shred off, scissors, glue
RSVP - Capacity 25 max, we'll run a lucky draw and then have a confirmation with you to secure your slot.
La Casa de Carlota, a very successful design company based in San Paulo, Brazil.
They are going to have a workshop activity with us with their autistic, down syndrome designers. From this workshop, you'll have first-hand experience to open your minds, explore, experience together with neurodiversified art designers through practicing.
We hope through the journey, you can truly feel and understand how neurodiversity is valuable in our work and life.