Employment: The Autism Advantage

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Special Event: World Autism Awareness Day - “Employment: The Autism Advantage”
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Welcome and opening address by
Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information , Department of Public Information
The Secretary-General

Keynote address
“A Better Bottom Line” – Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware

Moderator
Bill Blakemore, ABC News

2015 World Autism Awareness Day

It is estimated that more than 80% of adults with autism are unemployed.

Research suggests that employers are missing out on abilities that that people on the autism spectrum have in greater abundance than “neurotypical” workers do – such as, heightened abilities in pattern recognition and logical reasoning, as well as a greater attention to detail.

The hurdles that need to be overcome to unleash this potential include: a shortage of vocational training, inadequate support with job placement, and pervasive discrimination.

Co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Denmark, Israel, Peru, Poland, the Republic of Korea and Sri Lanka, the Department of Public Information (DPI) and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Global Compact and the Specialist People Foundation.
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