New Neurodiversity Workforce Summit Explores Latest Science and Business Opportunities

New Neurodiversity Workforce Summit Explores Latest Science and Business Opportunities

September 25, 2019

As one of the largest nonprofit employers of individuals with disabilities, Melwood is excited to bring business leaders and HR professionals together with researchers, assistive technology companies, university officials, and advocates to explore the recruitment, training and retention of a neurodiverse workforce. The conference is accredited by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) with speakers from organizations like:

  • General Dynamics IT (GDIT)
  • University of Virginia
  • Mitre
  • KPMG
  • TranZed
  • University of Maryland
  • Ernst & Young
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • George Mason University
  • CAI

What: The Right Talent, Right Now: Breaking Workforce Barriers Summit

New research shows that hiring for neurodiversity gives companies a competitive advantage. But, how do you build the pipeline, train, recruit, and retain this talent?

At the Right Talent, Right Now: Breaking Workforce Barriers Summit, Melwood is bringing together the experts who can help answer those questions.

Melwood is proud to co-host this event with Disability:IN DC Metro and the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute (ANDI) of The George Washington University.

Grand Ballroom at The George Washington University’s Marvin Center,
800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Friday, October 18, 2019

  • Trailblazing private sector employers and HR professionals who are creating cutting edge programs to hire neurodiverse talent.
  • Renowned researchers who will discuss how the latest brain science research impacts learning and skills training in the workforce.
  • Assistive technology companies and accommodations experts who will showcase the tools that can make a difference.
  • Federal and state officials, universities and companies who will provide examples of successful public/private partnerships that braids public and private sector funds and incentives.

To Register as Press: Please contact James Tyll at [email protected] or at 301-599-1971.

About Melwood

Melwood is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities in the country, employing more than 1,600 workers – nearly 1,000 of whom are people with disabilities. Melwood offers job placement, job training, life skills for independence, and support services to more than 2,500 people each year in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Melwood also has an inclusive summer camp program for children and provides employment and support services to veterans and active-duty military members who have experienced service-related trauma or injury. For more information, visit

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Vice President of Government and Public Relations
O: 240-846-3952
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