Care Expert Speaker Series

Fall 2022

Improving Employment Outcomes for Autistic Adults

Brett Mulder, PsyD; Director of Teen and Adult Programs at Aspire

Wednesday October 19, 2022 6-7:30 p.m. - Virtual via Zoom

Companies such as Dell, Citizens Bank, EY, and P & G have implemented hiring programs to diversify their workplaces with neurodiverse employees on the autism spectrum. Workplaces are increasingly expanding their diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to access this talent pool and learning how to better manage and retain these valuable employees. In this presentation you will learn practical tips and advice about how to navigate through the job application and interview process by maximizing your unique strengths and minimizing your challenges. You will also learn strategies, supportive of your professional development, on how to improve your advocacy and communication with supervisors and colleagues.

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Questions?

Please feel free to contact Ashleigh Hillier by email: ashleigh_hillier@uml.edu with any questions.

Toward Culturally Responsive Behavior Interventions for Families of Autistic Children

James Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Tuesday October 25, 2022 4-6 p.m. - Virtual via Zoom

This talk will discuss how behavior analytic interventions may be culturally adapted and how the Cultural Adaptation Checklist can be used to support this.

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Questions?

Please feel free to contact Rebecca Markovits by email: rebecca_markovits@uml.edu with any questions.

James Lee is a postdoctoral researcher at Juniper Gardens Children’s Project.

About James Lee, Ph.D.

James is a postdoctoral researcher at Juniper Gardens Children’s Project. He earned his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His primary research interest focuses on disseminating and implementing interventions with underserved caregivers of children with autism in low-resource settings both in and outside the United States. For his dissertation, he adapted a telepractice training and coaching program and examined capacity building practices among caregivers of children with autism in Mongolia. Prior to his doctoral studies, James worked with young children with autism and their families in the field of applied behavior analysis as a clinician and a clinical director in the United States and South Korea. He continues to provide consultation to clinics and parent groups of children with autism internationally.

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