June 2023 Newsletter

NEN: Philadelphia Newsletter

June 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 July newsletter, please submit it here by June 30th.

Thank you to those who attended the Connect & Learn Meet Up with West Chester University and Drexel University! Job-seekers and employers had the opportunity to network and exchange feedback on resumes and elevator pitches. We plan to host events like this more frequently, so please stay tuned!

NEN Announcements

NEN & WCU August Event Registration is open!: Our next quarterly event will take place on August 2, 2023 at West Chester University. You can expect to learn about employment and inclusivity initiatives in the university setting, hear from supervisors and students, and network with others interested in neurodiversity & inclusion! Click here to register!

NEN Membership Now Available: We recently launched our annual membership model to help provide more benefits to you and help grow our impact! We’re so excited to welcome those who have joined us already. Interested in joining as an official member? Click here!

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

Aramark & Drexel Business Inclusion Center Hiring Event: Aramark is Hiring! The Drexel Business Inclusion Center is hosting an Aramark hiring event for individuals with autism and other disabilities on June 27th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Drexel University. You must be 18 and older to apply. Click here for more information!

Machine Learning Engineer Positions: Neurodiversity in the Workplace is actively seeking neurodivergent Machine Learning Engineers for full-time, remote positions! Please contact neurodiversity@nitw.org if you are interested!

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.

Open Inclusion Community Platform: Open Inclusion has launched their community platform, where you can get involved in paid research opportunities (to help businesses be more inclusive and understand their workforce) as and when you choose, find news and learn about events happening across the community, and get access to specific offers and opportunities for educational and employment opportunities. Click here for more information.

Network Announcements

Neurodiversity Resources Available: The Neurodiversity @ Work Playbook: Employee Engagement & Growth Series augments the original Playbook by focusing on best practices and lessons learned related to supporting growth and advancement. This series includes research-based content combined with best practices and lessons learned from over 20 employers including neurotypical and neurodivergent program leads. Click here to view the resource.

Disability Pride Week is June 5-10!: Join Disability Pride PA, and their many partners, for Disability Pride Week here in Philadelphia! From the flag raising, to workshops, to the parade, there is something for everyone as we come together as a city to celebrate Disability Pride in our community! Check out the full line up and more information by clicking here.

Autistic Art Coalition of Philadelphia featured in Northeast Times: The Autistic Art Coalition of Philadelphia recently celebrated its first anniversary, with an exhibition at the Tacony LAB Community Art Center. Their art will be on display through June 30th. Click here to read more and see photos from the event.

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!

Texthelp & KPMG Webinar: Creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) brings out the very best in people – and businesses. But solving the big DE&I challenges can be a slow process. Register for this webinar to learn how neuro-inclusive businesses are benefiting from 28% higher revenue, double net income, and 30% higher profit margins. Includes tangible strategies and best practices from KPMG and downloadable resources to share with your colleagues. Click here for more information.

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.

Rising Tide Car Wash Founder Chat: Join Uptimize on Tuesday, June 13th at 12pm EST when they Tom D’Eri, social entrepreneur and founder of Rising Tide Car Wash, an organization that employs over 90 autistic people in a successful car wash business. He is also a frequent keynote speaker on the topic of neuroinclusion, and the author of the recently released book “The Power of Potential: How a Non Traditional Workforce Can Lead You To Run Your Business Better”. Click here for more information.