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Small Business Town Halls

November 26, 2013

This fall, Autism Speaks was proud to host a series of Small Business Town Hall meetings in nine cities across the country. These interactive public forums were part of “Advancing the Role and Impact of Small Businesses in Employing Adults with Autism,” an Autism Speaks initiative funded by a generous grant from the Ireland Family Foundation.

October 24, 2013

On Monday evening, Autism Speaks held its sixth Small Business Town Hall meeting, hosted by Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The Chicagoland autism community showed its recognition of the dire need for appropriate employment opportunities for adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

October 09, 2013

On the evening of Wednesday, October 2, Autism Speaks held its fourth Small Business Town Hall meeting of the fall – this time in Los Angeles, California hosted by UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment. In front of nearly 100 participants in the Semel Institute Auditorium at UCLA, five businesses that successfully employ individuals with autism were featured.