Companies across the country have been spending October celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Autism Speaks staff members Kimberly Dick, Director of Field Development for Georgia and Tennessee, and J-Jaye Hurley, Family Services Autism Response Team Coordinator for the Southeast, were invited to Coca-Cola's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia to host a lunch and learn on Autism and Employment.
Coca-Cola displayed tips for working with individuals with disabilities and posted artwork from local artists with disabilities that involved the theme "Expect. Employ. Empower." throughout the lobby and main floor. Employees were able to participate in the Autism Speaks lunch and learn in person, through the Microsoft Lync or conference call.
Autism Speaks thanks Coca-Cola and its employees for participating in our Lunch and Learn about Autism and Employment.
For more information about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, visit the United States Department of Labor website.