Recruiting and Retaining Autistic Talent

20-minute Spotlight Sessions

Day 3

Session Code: Spotlight 11
When: April 18, 2019
Location/Room: Spotlight Stage
Level: Introductory
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenter: Dylan Dailor, Dailor Consulting


In a fast-growing, talent-gobbling market, good employees are always hard to come by. There is an untapped resource in the thirty-five percent of autistic college graduates, many of whom struggle to find jobs. They have a natural disadvantage in interviews, making it difficult for them to get hired. But when they get settled into your company, the fireworks begin and their laser-like focus can finish any project you put in front of them. Learn how to recruit and retain these valuable assets.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Human Resources retraining tools so that interviews are conducted more easily and problems that arise are handled with less issues
  2. A model for scheduling the day of an autistic employee, insuring the best productivity
  3. Tips on making the staff more aware of the struggles of autistic employees

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