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OUR SPEAKERS

Garnett Genuis

Member of Parliament Sherwood Park

MLA Nate Glubish

Minister of Service Alberta

Rod Frank

Mayor of Strathcona County

Karen Simmons

CEO of Autism Today

Caraly Lack

President of KEEN Education Foundation

Kevin McNulty

Master of Ceremonies

Stephen Shore, Ed.D.

Professor at Adelphi University

Ronald Caissie

Health Coordinator, K.E.E.N. Education Foundation

Kirsten Harrison

Community Relations & Employment Coordinator at Goodwill Industries of Alberta

Buddy Winder

Executive Director of Winder Inclusive Communities Service

Ed Kang

Chief Neuro-Gamification Officer

David Chizen

Safeway representative

Rosanna Chu

Perry Kinkaide, MSc, PhD, CMC

Marcy Oakes

Parent of twin boys with autism

THE ONLINE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

KEEN ON EMPLOYMENT

A New Look at Workplace Diversity While Embracing Persons with Disabilities

SPECIAL GUESTS OPENING

  • MP HONORABLE GARNETT GENUIS
  • MLA HONORABLE NATE GLUBISH
  • WORSHIP MAYOR ROD FRANK

 

ONLINE WORKSHOP OPENING

MC KEVIN MCNULTY, VP, KEEN EDUCATION FOUNDATION 

FOUNDING MEMBER INTRODUCTION TO KEEN, VISION AND MISSION

CARALY LACK, PRESIDENT, KEEN EDUCATION FOUNDATION

UNDERSTANDING INCLUSION, ATTITUDES AND EMPATHY

KAREN SIMMONS, CEO, FOUNDER, AUTISM TODAY

CULTURE OF EMPATHY IN THE WORKPLACE

ED KANG, CEO, CO-FOUNDER, YOUEQ 

WHY HIRE PEOPLE FROM THE NEURODIVERSE COMMUNITY

RONALD CAISSIE, PRESIDENT, ULTIMATE PROGRESS MEDIATION 

AN EMPLOYER’S PERSPECTIVE ON HIRING THOSE WITH NEURODIVERSITY

DAVID CHIZEN, MANAGER, SAFEWAY, SHERWOOD PARK MALL

WORKING IN A COMMUNITY TO ENABLE EMPLOYMENT ACCESSIBILITY

KIRSTEN HARRISON, COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND EMPLOYMENT COORDINATOR, GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

MAKING THE MOST SUITABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR THE WORKPLACE

ROSANNA CHU, DISABILITY & COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PRACTITIONER, ROBINHOOD ASSOCIATION

A PARENT’S PERSPECTIVE ON RAISING ADULTS FOR EMPLOYMENT

MARCY OAKES, PARENT OF TWINS WITH AUTISM

LUNCH BREAK

BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE WORKFORCE

MIRANDE ALEXANDRE, CEO, CONNECTING 360 

The Neurodiverse Perspective

JONATHAN SICOLI & JESSE HAYWARD, INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM AND NEURODIVERSITY

HOW TO INTERVIEW AND MANAGE PEOPLE WITH NEURODIVERSITY

RONALD CAISSIE, PRESIDENT, ULTIMATE PROGRESS MEDIATION 

CREATING WIN-WIN EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE TEAM

APPROACH OF SUPPORT LIAISONS

BUDDY WINDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER, WICS 

A COLLEGE PERSPECTIVE ON DIVERSITY

STEPHEN SHORE, PHD 

COVID’S IMPACT ON NEURODIVERSITY AND WORK

KAREN SIMMONS, CEO, FOUNDER, AUTISM TODAY

A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON NEURODIVERSITY  THEN & NOW

PERRY KINKAIDE, MSC, PhD, CMC

PANEL DISCUSSION GROUP

LIVE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH PARTICIPANTS

CLOSING REMARKS

MC KEVIN MCNULTY, VP KEEN EDUCATION FOUNDATION