There are simply too few opportunities for employers to learn about supporting neurodiverse employees and internships.
This Thursday, Nov 2 from 4:30-5:30pm (with Q&A + refreshments afterwards) Carolyn Jeppsen, the CEO of BroadFutures will be talking about how to support neurodiverse individuals in the workplace, with a focus on creating successful employment relationships. Creating workplaces that are inclusive of disabilities and offer training for people who support internship programs and work-based learning for neurodivergent talent is critical.
University Hall – Porter Campus, 2nd Floor Auditorium, Room 2-150
1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
4:30pm-5:30pm: Guest Speaker
5:30pm-6pm: Interactive Q&A
6pm-6:30pm: Refreshments in Atrium
About the speaker:
Carolyn is passionate about creating innovative solutions to empower young people with disabilities to succeed in education and the workforce. Carolyn co-founded BroadFutures in 2013 and has served as its CEO and President since that time. She oversees the creation, planning and implementation of BroadFutures’ strategic direction, as well as the overall administration, program development and fiscal health. She has grown the organization from serving 5 people in 2014 and partnering with 3 employers to serving close to 300 people directly, hundreds more through outreach efforts and partnering with over 60 employers. Carolyn speaks nationally on the benefits of a diverse workforce that is inclusive of disability, as well as the value proposition of internships and work based learning for neurodivergent talent. Carolyn has devoted over 20 years serving on Nonprofit Boards and Advisory Boards that are committed to enriching the lives of disabled people, including: Lesley University, The Arc of D.C., Disability:In (DC chapter) Camp Launcher, The River School, The Massachusetts General Hospital Aspire Program, and The Kingsbury Center. Carolyn is also an experienced litigator with a career focused in the areas of insurance defense, medical malpractice, professional liability and financial institutions. She has authored several articles and publications within diversified areas of expertise including legal, workforce equity and neurodiversity. Carolyn received her B.A. with honors from Colby College, in Philosophy and French, her J.D. from George Washington University National Law Center, and her Certificate of Non-Profit Executive Management from Georgetown University. Carolyn resides in the District of Columbia with her husband and is the proud parent of three young adult daughters, two of whom identify as having disabilities.
The link to register for the event is here – it is a live talk at Lesley’s Porter Square campus.