Autism at Work Research Workshop
Co-chairs: Hala Annabi & Andrew Begel
The Inaugural Autism at Work Research Workshop is co-sponsored by Microsoft and the University of Washington Information School. It will be collocated with the Autism at Work Summit, hosted by Microsoft and co-sponsored by DXC Technologies, EY, Ford Motor Company, JP Morgan Chase and SAP.
The Autism at Work Research Workshop brings together a small select group of leading scholars concerned with preparation, recruitment, persistence, and advancement of individuals with autism in the workplace. Our objectives are to:
- Build a community of scholars and practitioners concerned with issues related to the preparation and employment of individuals with autism.
- Develop a research agenda to advance evidence based practices to equitably include individuals with autism in the workplace.
- Identify types of interventions needed to create an inclusive workplace.
The Autism at Work Research Workshop will include short 3-minute Lightning Talks to give academic participants an opportunity to introduce themselves and their work, two panels to facilitate dialogue between the research and practitioner communities, an agenda-setting session, a brainstorming session, and a short poster session. The Research Workshop will conclude with a dinner hosted by Microsoft Research.
Registration for the Autism at Work Summit and the Autism at Work Research Workshop must be completed separately. To attend the Autism at Work Research Workshop, please email Hala at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|8:30-9:00||Coffee and Continental Breakfast in Building 83 -- 4480 154th Place NE, Redmond, WA 98052|
|9:00-9:15||Overview and Objectives|
|1:30-2:45||Poster Session & Networking|
|2:45-3:45||Develop an Action Plan/Research Agenda|
|3:45-4:45||Brainstorm Session: What types of interventions are needed to create an "Autism Ready Workplace"?|
|4:45-5:00||Next Steps & Closing|
|5:00||Stay in Building 83 for Autism at Work Registration|
|5:45-7:00||Autism at Work Opening Reception|
|7:15||Take Microsoft shuttle back to hotel in Redmond Town Center mall|
|7:30||Dinner at Matts' Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge (within walking distance of hotel)
7325 166th Ave. NE, Suite F210
Redmond, WA 98052
Preparation Required of Workshop Participants
In order to create a sense of community and engage in meaningful dialogue about our research relating to employment of people with autism we ask each participant to:
- Develop a short 3-minute “Lightning Talk.” Please note that due to a larger than anticipated attendance we cut the presentations down to 3 minutes from 5 minutes. Details of this presentation and template slides are attached. Please email the slides to Hala (email@example.com) by 5 p.m. PDT on April 20, 2018.
- Prepare a poster to further discuss or present your work to colleagues during the poster session. We will have poster boards to support your posters the day of the event. The poster should contain the following elements.
- Affiliation & Logo
- Date of the workshop (April 24, 2018)
When creating your poster, please follow these guidelines.
- Use a minimum of 36-point font to enable others to read it from at least 6 feet away
- Pictures are better than text
- Please do not just print out a paper abstract or write lengthy narratives.
- Apply a maximum of a quarter of the poster to your institution’s research center or lab. The rest should be dedicated to individual research projects.
- Print on only on one piece of poster paper.
- Ideal poster size: 32” by 40” or A0 (3’ x 4’ max size)
Transportation to and from Summit Location
You will need to find your own transportation for the morning of April 24, 2018. The Autism at Work summit will provide a shuttle service between the conference hotels and the Microsoft Campus daily starting at 5 p.m. PDT on April 24, 2018. Shuttles will depart approximately every 15 minutes.
Tuesday, April 24: 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25: 7:30-9:30 a.m. & 4-6 p.m.
Thursday, April 26: 7:30-9:30 a.m. & 12:30-2:30 p.m.
For more information on the Workshop, please do not hesitate to contact us.