About

Our mission is to connect job seekers, employers, educators, and service providers to enable neurodivergent individuals to gain meaningful employment.

What We Are

The Neurodiversity Employment Network is:

A free network anyone can be a part of.

Our members share their knowledge about neurodivergent inclusion and promote empowerment in the workplace.

A place to bring together existing organizations working in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Our network promotes organizations to communicate and collaborate with one another.

A central hub of activity around neurodiversity employment in Greater Philadelphia.

Our network shares information about available resources, organizations, events, and more.

How You Benefit


Businesses

Learn more about neurodiversity and how to support neurodivergent employees.

Connect with other employers and neurodivergent advocates to learn proven methods for inclusion.

Expand your capability to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within your workplace, particularly as it relates to neurodivergence.

Universities and Educational Organizations

Learn more about neurodiversity and how to support neurodivergent employees and students.

Connect with other educational organizations and employers to create connections for internship and job opportunities.

Neurodivergent Job-Seekers

Find companies and organizations that can be helpful in your job search or career trajectory.

Share your knowledge to advance neurodivergent inclusion.

Neurotypical Allies

Learn more about how to be an effective ally, coworker, manager, or direct report to neurodivergent colleagues.

Join in the movement toward advancing inclusive employment practices in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Meet the Team


Amanda Radcliffe

President

Amanda Westphal Radcliffe has served on the Vertex Inc. board of directors since 1993. Ms. Radcliffe serves on the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Board of Trustees, the Foundation Board of Overseers, and the St. Joe’s University Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support Advisory Board.

Ms. Radcliffe holds a BA from Moravian College, attended business school at Drexel University and attended the Executive Education program at the Wharton School.

Cait Rosica

Director

Cait Rosica is the Director of the Neurodiversity Employment Network: Philadelphia, a network connecting employers, academics, providers, vendors, job seekers, and other allies in the Greater Philadelphia region supporting one another to enable neurodivergent individuals to gain meaningful employment.

Joe Riddle

Secretary

Leading the Neurodiversity in the Workplace Initiative, which is responsible for many of the corporate neurodivergent hiring programs in existence, Joe Riddle works to create partnerships with businesses from across the globe to diversify their workforce to include neurodivergent talent.

He has maintained and built partnerships with companies such as SAP, Dell, Bank of America, Thermo Fisher, VMware, Lincoln Financial Group and many more.

Peg Monaghan

Treasurer

In her current role at Drexel University and her previous roles as an independent consultant and as Mentor and Fellow of the SAP Autism@Work program, Peg Monaghan has pioneered the inclusion of the neurodiverse into the workplace since the start of the Autism at Work movement.

Cherie Fishbaugh

Founding Member

Cherie Fishbaugh is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She earned her M.A. in special education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Ohio State University.

Her experience includes working as a Case Supervisor at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and developing the Dub-C Autism Program: a program for matriculated autistic students at West Chester University.

Jose Velasco

Founding Member

Jose H. Velasco leads the SAP Autism at Work program in the United States. Mr. Velasco is a board member of The Arc, the largest national community-based organization in the United States advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Technology Commercialization from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and B.S. in Computer Science from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.

Craig Single

Founding Member

Craig Single is the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at Xactly Corp with operations in North America, EMEA, and APAC.

Previously, he was the Talent Acquisition & Human Capital Strategy leader at Vertex Inc., where he led the creation and launch of the Neurodiversity hiring program with the inspiration from one of Vertex’s owners, Amanda Westphal Radcliffe.

Ryan Hammond

Founding Member

Ryan Hammond is the Executive Director of the Eagles Autism Foundation.

Under Hammond’s leadership, the Eagles Autism Foundation has raised over $12M with 100% supporting autism research and care, opened the Sensory Room presented by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with the certification of Lincoln Financial Field as sensory-inclusive and launched inclusion efforts around employment and fan engagement within the Philadelphia Eagles organization.

Amy Gillespie

Founding Member

Amy Gillespie is the Director of Postsecondary Transition at Hill Top Preparatory School. She coordinates college representative visits to Hill Top, student visits to colleges and universities, and internship opportunities for alumni.

Coordinator of the Horizons Transition Program, she works with alumni to develop additional skills or provide extra support in the first year of college. She also helps organize both the Pathways to Independence and the Summer Innovators programs.