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Autism-Europe President participates in UN World Autism Awareness Day event

Autism-Europe President Zsuzsanna Szilvasy spoke at the United Nations (UN) event in observance of World Autism Awareness Day, in New York, on 2 April 2015.

Themed “Employment: The Autism Advantage”, the meeting featured high-level speakers like UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Governor Jack Markell of Delaware, and business executives from companies employing people with autism such as Ernst & Young, Freddie Mac, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, SAP and more.

The event focused on measures required to support growth in employment opportunities for people on the autism spectrum. The intention was to demonstrate that people with autism can be valued employees for employers who understand their unique and often exceptional skills, as well as what it takes to create work environments where people with autism can excel.

 

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