NYC Autism Tech Innovation and Careers Expo
About this event
Are you unhappy with your autism support services like I was for our daughter? I feel like we’ve been lied to and misled about what are the best options by the mainstream autism service “funnel” we all get steered towards–drugs and ABA services. There is a better way!
If you want more, better solutions for your autistic family member or yourself, you need to come to our Autism Tech, Innovation and Careers Expo. You will find better solutions I guarantee it! And all are evidence-based!
Don’t Miss Out on the Event of the Year and the start of our mission to help families with autistic members and autistic people with more alternative, innovative and tech oriented, proven, evidential solutions.
The Event is now Free for all attendees both in person and virtual ! No Promo code is needed.
Be on hand for our raffle too! Prizes!
>>>Note: we are at capacity for virtual; if you wish to attend virtually, please email us separately at [email protected]
^^^Last call for Exhibitors! Use promo code Exhibitordiscount33 for 1/3 off our exhibitor’s packages until we run out of spots!^^^
We are also proud to announce our newest addition to our world class lineup, Rock Autism! Who will join us for a set of their live music! Rock Autism is an amazing story of a family that came together around music, inspired by Sonny, their autistic family member with a unique story. Sonny plays drums with the band!
Also, we will be providing Quiet Rooms staffed with volunteers if you need a quiet place to duck into for a break.
We want to showcase to you a variety of speakers, exhibitors, vendors, and demonstrations – that modern tech and innovation can support autistic young people to better themselves – and families to embrace their autistic young people more authentically and affordably.
Our event is about holistic, alternative, tech/innovative solutions for parents and people on the spectrum where maybe you’re seeking something different or what you’re doing isn’t quite working, or you want to try something new.
A key goal of our event – is to provide spirited conversations around neurodiversity employment, where it is, where it needs to go the remedy the challenges there. Neurodiversity under or unemployment is estimated at 50-80% for certain well greater than for neurotypical workers – we want to play our part to drastically improve that with our event. There is hope and we want you to hear it!
We are also creating an eco system and community with our exhibitor/sponsorship partners so they can accelerate their businesses working together through our network. This way, they can serve more families in need with their amazing solutions.
We are proud to ally with the Autism Today Foundation who are doing some amazing things in the space of autism advocacy and media for, about and by people on the autism spectrum.
There will be speakers, panels and workshops throughout the day.
Our Keynote Speaker is Jude Morrow – Autistic author, motivational speaker, 2x TEDx Speaker, and Founder of Neurodiversity Training International.
Our other Keynote Speaker – Celest Austin MD – Founder of GoManda – a tech inspired app that helps autistic children learn and communicate in their already wonderful autistic way. GoManda is a our proud key event sponsor.
Karima Bryant, Chief Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Officer for Kyndryl will be anchoring our panel on Neurodiversity employment in the workspace. We welcome Karima!
Special Guest Speaker Nat Lyckowski. A thought leader and keynote speaker in neurodiversity hiring and employment at IBM and beyond. Nat represents the voice for all neurodivergent adults seeking employment and acceptance and support at their employers, a shift that has to happen and will thanks to torch bearers like Nat.
Special Guest Performer: Well Known actor/executive speaking coach Joe Sabatino will be joining us live via streaming to talk about the place of humor and importance of public speaking fundamentals in our lives! You’ve seen Joe in dozens of movies and TV series and he is a gem we are proud to have on board!
Other Notable Speakers include:
Hugh Zaretsky. Coming from three generations of teachers he understands how we need to improve our traditional educational system. Hugh wants to help teach kids from a young age to learn financial and personal responsibility for their lives.
Manisha Lad. Creator of the Akhil Autism Foundation after her son and an extraordinary entrepreneur creating real change in autism services. “Every autistic individual deserves treatment, and every parent and professionals needs education. Make all the treatments affordable and accessible to every individual.” is her mantra.
Liviu Babitz. Co Founder of CyborgNest. Thought leader and keynote speaker, presenting and building a positive future where the world learns from each step taken, one step at a time. Over a decade of experience in creating cutting edge technology for impact in the fields of Sensory Enhancement and Human Rights.
Dave Thompson from Potentia Connecting organizations to neurodiversity through programs, projects, and products resulting in a 96% employee retention rate, over 50% more productivity, and 2X faster skill acquisition.
Zeke Zimmerman Certified Financial Service Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). Securities products and advisory services offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. Certified Financial Services, LLC is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian.
Leslie Robinson Trans4Mation Games Ms. Robinson founded Trance4mation Games, a company formed as the overall company for the Warrior Spirit Mission Homefront and the Keep It Real brand. Her popular and highly regarded workshops cover diversity and inclusion, leadership development, team building, anti-bullying and staff development, among others.
Lauren Pearson. Lauren is a high school senior from Ontario, Canada. She is also a teen author, who is passionate about neuroscience and neurodiversity. Due to her own experiences with having ADHD and Autism, she aspires to end the implicit gender gap among neurodiverse females. She created “DiverseNeuro” to increase academic efforts surrounding neurodiversity.
There will be an expert panel to discuss:
Neurodiversity employment and job matching for young adults with autism including Karima Bryant from Kyndryl and assisted by Dave Thompson of Potentia and Nat Lyckowski, IBM, moderated by Jude Morrow.
In person attendee tickets also include access to the online virtual event platform hosted on Aspire in perpetuity ! Those of you participating virtually will also be able to access the event and see evergreen content.
Online tickets contain the keynote speeches, online discussion boards, networking opportunities and the catalogue of exhibitors.
Our Featured Exhibitors Include: (*some will be offering smaller, break out sessions for members that want a more intimate session with our exhibitors):
Our On-Site Exhibitors
- Kyndryl kyndryl.com
- Brain Balance of NJ and CT brainbalancecenters.com
- Go Manda gomanda.com
- Rock Autism rockautism.com
- Floreo floreotech.com
- Certified Financial Services thetimetoplanisnow.com
- Akhil Foundation akhilautismfoundation.org
- Trance4mation Games www. trance4mationgames.com
- *Mission Kid Success missionkidsuccess.org
- The Art Detectives theartdetectives.org
- doTERRA essential oils my.doterra.com/spectrumoilsmom
- Mark Joseph Liggio artist
- The Fairy Godmother Foundation nyfairygodmother.org
- Gersh Academy gershacademy.org
- Minds Untapped mindsuntapped.com
- Mightier mightier.com
- JelikaLite jelikalite.com/
- NYC DOE NEST Program steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter/asdnest
- ASuggestion asuggestion.com/c/wellness
- The Apex Point Group advisor.morganstanley.com/the-neuman-embree-group
- Picture this Book picturethisphotobooks.com
- *Bixbee Kid Products bixbee.com
- Growing Kind Minds growingkindminds.com
- Play to Learn www.playtolearn.com
*Information Desk–will have information about other autism advocacy and support organizations not in attendance
Our Virtual Exhibitors
- Nicholas Center nicholascenterusa.org
- Potentia potential.com
- ZPods zpods.io
- 4XXI Computer Programming 4xxi.com
- Exceptional Needs Today Magazine exceptionalneedstoday.com
- Untold Play untoldplay.com
- PeerKnect peerknect.com
- Special Needs Navigator specialneedsnavigator.us
- John Truitt Spectrum Foundation onthespectrumfoundation.org
- Destiny Adventures rambotravel.com
- Spectrum Innovates spectruminnovates.org