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Employer-to-Employer Summit hosted by Els for Autism & Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • Event Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023

  • The Employer-to-Employer Summit will bring employers together to learn about the benefits of employing individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developing a workplace culture that promotes inclusion of all. We invite employers from South Florida, and Maryland to engage in dynamic discussions, and hear from experts in the field to be better equipped with strategies to hire, retain, and manage individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Employers will have the opportunity to engage with one another through this hybrid event. The Employer-to-Employer Summit is free to attend and will include a catered lunch.
  • Event Schedule:

  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. - Registration
  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. - Morning Keynote: Dr. Kerry Magro, Award Winning National Speaker, Best-Selling Author, and CEO and Founder of KFM Making a Difference
  • 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Facilitated Discussions
  • 10:45-11:00 a.m. - Break
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Afternoon Keynote: Assistant Secretary Taryn M. Williams for the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the Department of Labor
  • 12:00-12:45 p.m. - Facilitated Discussions
  • 12:45-1:30 p.m. - Networking Lunch
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. - Panel with Dr. Kerry Magro
  • 2:15-2:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks/Q&A
  • Employers can be prepared to engage in discussions on the following topics:

  • - Barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities
  • - Successful strategies for employing individuals with disabilities
  • - Benefits of hiring a diverse workforce
  • - Culture and modeling inclusive workplaces
  • The Employer-to-Employer Summit will be held in-person at the following locations:

  • - Kennedy Krieger Institute, Room 202, 801 North Broadway Baltimore, MD 21205. For questions or concerns for the Employer-to-Employer Summit being held at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, contact Tamara Goldsmith at
  • - The Els Center of Excellence®, 18370 Limestone Creek Rd, Jupiter, FL 33458. For questions or concerns for the Employer-to-Employer Summit being held at Els for Autism, contact Katie Cappelen at
  • Please fill out the following information to officially register: