The Autistic Workforce in the Industrial Sector

a Panel Discussion with the Town of Islip

& Regional Stakeholders


Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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Long Island Cares’ Center for Community Engagement
75 Davids Dr.
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Driving Directions 


Patrick Boyle
  • Now more than ever, as employers in the manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain sectors struggle to fill job vacancies.
  • By rethinking hiring practices and diversifying the workforce to include neuro-diverse individuals within the hiring process, these shortages can be alleviated.
  • The Town of Islip in collaboration with IgniteLI, will host a panel discussion presenting the many benefits for hiring a member of Long Island's Autistic population, and help solve these staffing challenges.
  • The panel discussion will highlight vocational and employment training programs, payroll reimbursement and tax credit incentives for employers.


Christine Ponzio, Executive Director- Winters Center for Autism

Doreen Nobile, Business Relations Representative- ACCES VR

Christine Malafi, Senior Partner- Campolo, Middleton & McCormic

Paule Pachter, CEO- Long Island Cares

Guest Speakers

 Angie Carpenter, Supervisor- Town of Islip

James P. O'Connor, Councilman- Town of Islip

Patrick D. Boyle, Executive Director- IgniteLI

Michael Haynes, Chief Government Affairs Officer- Long Island Cares