July 2023 Newsletter

NEN: Philadelphia Newsletter

July 2023

This newsletter seeks to connect our community and highlight the different things happening in neurodiversity & employment here and beyond. If you have something that you’d like to include in our August newsletter, please submit it here by August 2nd.

Join us on August 2nd at West Chester University for our next quarterly event! Click here to register.

NEN Announcements

Neurodiversity CONNECT: August 2023: Join us on August 2nd to learn more about higher education efforts in neurodiversity & employment and to connect with others in the greater Philadelphia area. This event will provide insights for universities, employers, and other organizations on how they can be more inclusive of autistic and other neurodivergent individuals. All are welcome! Click here to register.

Join NEN as a member!: Membership is open! Joining as an official member of NEN gives you access to exclusive membership benefits. Click here for more information or to join today!

This Month’s Events: We are always updating in person and virtual events on our Events Calendar. Be sure to check it out and submit any events you’d like included! 

Job & Internship Opportunities

Modeling Specialist in Infrastructure: Neurodiversity in the Workplace, in partnership with a Fortune 500 organization, is holding a skill-based hiring event a full-time Modeling Specialist position. This is a fully remote position. Click here or email neurodiversity@nitw.org to learn more.

Neurodiversify by Simplify: Neurodiversify by Simplify is a newly launched platform. There are currently remote job listings for cybsersecurity analysts, copywriters/content creators, data analysts, and quality assurance testers. Click here to see the available positions. You can also learn more and register with the platform by clicking here.

Best Buddies Program Manager: Best Buddies PA is hiring for a program manager. The primary responsibility of the Program Manager is to work with those throughout their communities to drive the mission of Best Buddies forward through their involvement with our school and community-based Friendship Programs. Click here for more information!

Software Developers: Liberty Fox Technologies is hiring for an Intermediate Software Developer and a Senior Full Stack Developer for remote or work in the greater Philadelphia region. Click here for more information.

The Future is Now Coalition: The Future is Now Coalition is looking for founding team members to crowd-start the organization. See opportunities and details by clicking here.

Network Announcements

Neurodiversity in the Workplace Survey: Neurodiversity in the Workplace has launched a survey learn more about the experiences of neurodivergent people in the workforce and understand factors that improve job satisfaction and support career growth. Click here to learn more or participate in the survey.

Free Vending Space for Autistic Business Owners/Creators: Kamp For Kids is offering free vending space to any child or adult with Autism. Come Show your Ausome talents and sell your handmade merchandise at the annual Philly Food Truck Festival on July 29 and/or July 30. Contact info@kampforkids.org for information or to sign up.

Simply Open Awards: Do you have a life hack that has help to overcome some of the barriers or exclusion you face?  Would you like to help other people do the same?  If so, join many others in the disability community to share your ideas and learn from others, and you could win up to £1,500 pounds. Click here for more information!

New Energy Music, a nonprofit organization founded on a mission to support the work and wellness of Original Musicians, has begun fundraising to establish a full-scale, inclusive Music Production Studio in New York City. Once space is secured, New Energy Music will create opportunities in Applied Music Theory and Applied Sound Engineering for qualified Original Musicians. An introduction video released on 6/22/23 shares stories from both Neurodivergent and Neurotypical Musicians, including the organization’s Founder, Justin King, and reveals how critical engaging with the craft of music is. Not only their individual health and wellness, but for the health of our communities at large. Click here to watch the video and learn more.  

Public Meeting of Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities: Join the MOPD on July 24th Public Meeting to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Americans’ with Disabilities Act. You can register by clicking here.

Main Line Health Art Show: Our call for entry for the 2023-2024 Art Ability show is now open! Please visit here to submit artwork for consideration.The deadline to submit work is July 16, 2023. Click here for more information.

Stanford Virtual Neurodiversity Summit: The third virtual Stanford Neurodiversity Summit will take place from October 1 to 3, 2023. The theme of this year’s summit is “Working Together to Strengthen the Neurodiverse Community.” This virtual summit is a unique conference bringing together neurodiverse / neurodivergent individuals, employers, service agencies, educators and students, parents, and professionals from all areas of the field. Click here for more information.

Call for Personal Stories: Do you have a story to tell? Share it at the 2023 PA Autism Training Conference (PATC)! We’re looking for both written and video stories from autistic individuals to showcase at the statewide conference, held virtually November 7-9, 2023. If your story is accepted, you will receive a $100 honorarium via check after the conference. Click here for more information.