Friday, September 11, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT
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Kris Steinmetz 
Autism Society of Iowa 

2020 Autism Society of Iowa Employment Conference 

The Autism Society of Iowa and Iowa DD Council are sponsoring a virtual conference via Zoom on Autism & Employment for those on the autism spectrum who are interested in employment, family members, employers, human resource managers, case managers, social workers and anyone interested in helping those with ASD in the work place. This conference is free to those on the autism spectrum.

Conference Agenda

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – How to Prepare for an Interview

Presenters: Candice Fedeler, MA, Ed. and Ambrose Ball-Harney

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Accessing Employment Services


Brian Dennis, MS, CRC – Iowa Employment Solutions and Ticket to Work

Chris Phillips - Transition Alliance Program at Cedar Falls Schools

Scott Atwood, Ph.D. and Bridget Quinn – Balance Autism

Vocational Rehabilitation Representative

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Scanning the Workplace – 4 scans autistic people can do at work to recognize where they might face sensory, movement, communication, and executive function issues.

Presenters: Josh Cobbs and Anne Grego-Nagel

12:30 p.m. – Break

1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – Turning Your Interest into Employment Ideas

Presenter: Ashlea Lantz, MA

2:15 – Panel of Employees with Autism– Facilitated by Sue Askeland

Leo Bird – U.S. Post Office

Mike Dierdorff – Talk to Me Technologies

Tyler Leech – Wells Fargo

Reyma McCoy McDeid, MA, - Central Iowa Center for Independent Living

Joel Wesselink – Mercy Hospital, Iowa City

Continuing Education Units

The Autism Society of Iowa is an accredited sponsor for CEU’s for Social Work #300.  This conference offers 5.5 credit hours of SW CEU’s. Certificates of attendance will be provided for CEU’s.