Ep9 - Chris Varney, Founder of the I-Can Network

Chris is a an inspirational guy. Someone who saw a serious gap in the way that young autistic people were being supported to self advocate and see their strengths and what they ‘can do’. In a world where too many young autistic people are told what they can’t do (by often well meaning people), like all young people they need to be encourage to discover and focus on the things they can do.

The I-Can Network works hard to empower young people across primary, secondary and tertiary education settings and also provides a range of speakers and mentoring opportunities.

Check them out and take a look at the various profiles of speakers and staff, many of whom are autistic themselves.

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Ep 8 - Rob Austin, Professor Ivey School of Business

Rob has worked extensively with a number of organisations in the US who have been paving the way when it comes to neurodiverse recruitment and realising the value and benefits of having a more diverse workforce. Rob published an article entitled “Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage” following his study of the programs being adopted by a number of US corporates for the recruitment of individuals on the autism spectrum.

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A Journey Into The Unknown With Sean Langton of Bankwest

In this episode Sean Langton, the Chief Technology Office of Bankwest shares his experiences of facing the fears of the unknown and how embracing neurodiversity was key part of their organisational approach to broadening the available talent pool they could draw on.

Sean also talks about the importance of connecting with local support organisations who can bring knowledge of recruitment process adaptations and to provide education and support as required to staff and managers.

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