Kennedy Krieger offers workforce training and development through customized, in-person Workforce Awareness and Inclusion training for Institute employees and local businesses.

We provide support to each individual and business for successful, sustainable, and integrated employment for all abilities.

Training Opportunities:

Title: The Neurodiversity Movement Part 1: Building an Inclusive Workforce, Getting Started
Presenters: Stacey Herman, Tina Schmitt, and Dan Durgin

Description: This presentation provides an overview of neurodiversity, building an inclusive workforce, breaking down barriers to employment, and understanding the business case for hiring individuals of all abilities.

Title: The Neurodiversity Movement Part 2: Fostering and Sustaining Provider and Business Relationships
Presenters: Stacey Herman and Tina Schmitt

Description: As businesses continue to hire individuals with a range of abilities, business leaders need support and guidance from experts in the field of adult services. This presentation will focus on, what is an adult service provider, how to foster and sustain relationships between the business’s community and adult service providers, and first-hand experiences from businesses and the individuals they employee.

Title: Strategic Approaches: Universal Design
Presenter: Stacey Herman and Cassidy Love

Description: This presentation provides an overview of universal design, and how businesses can apply universal design philosophies to building a more inclusive workforce.

Title: Strategic Approaches: Overview of Disabilities
Presenter: Stacey Herman and Dr. Becca Colangelo

Description: This presentation will provide a brief overview of disabilities, disability services, and strategies to support an inclusive workforce.

Title: Strategic Approaches: Interview and Workplace Modifications
Presenter: Stacey Herman and Tina Schmitt
Description: This presentation will provide concrete strategies that businesses can implement to hire and retain individuals with disabilities. These strategies will break down the barriers that impact individuals with disabilities from obtaining meaningful employment.

Title: Strategic Approaches: Adjusting to a Remote Workplace
Presenter: Stacey Herman
Description: This presentation will focus on developing, designing, and maintaining a remote workplace post pandemic. We will look at lessons learned, benefits, and what supports businesses should considering keeping in place. This section will be discussion focused.

What We Provide to Business Collaborator:

  • Experienced and trained staff to support all
  • Training to your workforce
  • Trusted communication
  • Job development
  • Innovative modifications
  • Collaborative approach
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Interested in learning more about workforce training opportunities?

Contact Stacey Herman, director of neurodiversity and community workforce development, at HermanSt@KennedyKrieger.org