Hacking Autism – Hack-a-Thon
**Note, if you are interested in participating, you must register here: www.cor.net/HACKATHON **
The Richardson IQ® is partnering with Hacking Autism to host a Hack-a-Thon and we need the help of therapists, technology company leaders, and HR professionals! This one-of-a-kind brainstorming and networking event will bring together working professionals from these industries along with people with autism and their families to ‘hack’ employment problems facing people with autism. National data shows that the majority of people with autism are underemployed or unemployed. And 85% of autistic college graduates are unemployed, compared to the national average of 3.6%. There is a whole community of untapped talent and significant contributions that we are missing out on. This is why the City of Richardson is leading the charge to create ideas and take action on them – all in a single day.
A trained team will lead participants through a brainstorming process where they will discuss problems facing the autistic community and come up with initiatives that can be acted upon to begin changing the Richardson community. The event will be led by Hacking Autism founder and former Hewlett Packard Chief Technology Officer Phil McKinney. Hacking Autism is a nonprofit with a mission to fund, create and support opportunities that improve the personal and professional lives of people on the autism spectrum. Technology, therapy, and employment play a key role in their mission, giving those on the spectrum the tools to show their unique talents and abilities in this fast-paced world. Hacking Autism connects individuals with Autism to those with the skills and abilities to help them through hack-a-thons, technology grants, job training and more.
Lunch will be provided, along with coffee and snacks throughout the day.
Event Timing: September 9, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Event Address: Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082
Contact us at (972)-744-4203 or firstname.lastname@example.org