Laurie Ackles

Director, Spectrum Support Program, Rochester Institute of Technology

My Sessions

Hire Neurodiverse: Supporting the Transition from Campus to Career

Student Life Center

This session highlights the work being done at Rochester Institute of Technology to strengthen the employment outcomes of neurodiverse students. We will discuss the importance of a proactive, collaborative approach to career readiness and highlight the Career Ready Bootcamp, a three-week residency program for neurodiverse job seekers. Participants will learn programmatic strategies for building career […]

Breakout Session E

Preconference Workshop: Starting or Strengthening Your Program to Facilitate College and Career Success

Board of Trust Room

Many programs for students with autism are looking for unique ways to provide supports. This preconference workshop will assist participants in planning creative supports using examples from colleges and universities around the country. Topics will include 1) establishing a campus wide response, 2) early orientation programming, 3) developing a mentoring program, 4) programming for employment […]