Autism at Work Information
Corporate Leadership Summit Resources
Thank you for joining us for Autism at Work: The Delaware Story. This page is dedicated to Autism at Work resources so you can access speaker bios and research-based sustainability tools.
Summit Speakers & Panel (click link for bio)
Jack Markell, Former Governor of Delaware
Gary Stockbridge, President, Delmarva Power & Atlantic City Electric
Anthony Pacilio, Vice President-Global Technologies/Program Lead, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
James Mahoney, Head of Global Technology Diversity & Inclusion, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Ernie Dianastasis, Founder & CEO, The Precisionists, Inc. (TPI)
Mark Feinour, Senior Vice President/Executive of Support Services, Bank of America
Jill Houghton, President & CEO, Disability:IN
Brian Horn, Executive Vice President of Operations, Disability:IN
Emily Brymer, Data Analyst, The Precisionists, Inc. (TPI)
Gregory Joseph Pagano, Jr., Data Analyst, The Precisionists, Inc. (TPI)
Summit Contact Information
Disability:IN Delaware - info@DI-DE.org
Bank of America Support Services - Click here to email and your request will be forwarded.
JP Morgan Autism at Work Jobs - Autism.at.Work@jpmorgan.com
Delmarva Power/Pepco Holdings - Click here to email and your request will be forwarded.
Disability:IN - info@DisabilityIN.org
Disability:IN Delaware Autism at Work Tools
Disability:IN Delaware empowers business to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Our members and board of Directors are corporate leaders who are dedicated to sharing resources so other businesses can achieve workplace disability inclusion. Delaware partners collectively benefit from education events, talent resources, access to supplier diversity and more. We are fortunate to be part of an global organization whose corporate partners span the globe. Our affiliation with Disability:IN affords our Delaware partners access to multiple resources including Autism @ Work, Supplier Diversity, Disability Equality Index, and much more.
The Disability:IN Autism @ Work initiative was started by a group of innovative leaders, who led their corporations' autism-focused hiring initiatives. Together they formed the Disability:IN Autism @ Work Employer Roundtable. The committee crosses many industries that include finance, automotive, insurance, technology, industrial clothing and more. This diverse group leads field-specific recruitment efforts and provides Autism @ Work resources to their peers.
The Disability:IN Autism @ Work Playbook is the product of a collaborative research project, Autism-Ready Workplace: Creating and Sustaining Autism Hiring Initiatives, led by Dr. Hala Annabi, an associate professor at the University of Washington Information School. To create this guide, the ACCESS-IT Research Group at the Information School studied the Autism @ Work programs of four leading employers: Microsoft, SAP, JPMorgan Chase and EY.
Check out the groundbreaking research from Accenture in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities reveals the financial benefits of including people with disabilities in business.
The Precisionists, Inc. (TPI) is dedicated to helping businesses to implement employment initiatives for people with Autism and other disabilities. TPI specializes in delivering outsourced or on-site administrative and technology services with a highly-qualified, inclusive workforce.
TPI was created to address and improve working opportunities for autistic adults. TPI hires individuals on the autism spectrum to work in technology and administrative roles, such as software testing, cyber security data quality assurance, programming, scanning, indexing, data mining, data entry, and light manufacturing. TPI provides a diverse and supportive work environment for associates as they begin or grow their careers. Prior to working on client contracts, TPI associates complete a four week training program that focuses on technical and work preparation skills. Upon completion, they begin to work at the TPI Innovation & Technology Center or at the clients' place of business.
TPI intends to create 10,000 jobs by 2025 throughout the country for people with disabilities by utilizing industry best practices for delivering administrative and technology services which are performed through teams that include individuals with disabilities.
Bank of America
Bank of America believes it’s important to understand the 3 million people in the U.S. with intellectual disabilities, both as customers and as employees. They have a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion, from employing individuals with disabilities to engaging employees through advocacy and volunteerism and ensuring our products and services are accessible.
Their Support Services team is an in-house marketing and fulfillment operation made up of 300 employees with intellectual disabilities, who support every major line of business within the enterprise. The group operates in Wilmington, Delaware; Belfast, Maine; Dallas, Texas; and now Boston, Massachusetts. Everything they touch affects the customer.
Support Services gives individuals facing barriers to employment the opportunity to achieve financial stability and become successful members of their communities in an environment where all employees, including those with disabilities, have an opportunity to succeed and achieve their goals.
For more information about Support Services and answers to common initiative start-up questions, check out the Bank of America Support Services Playbook. In addition to sharing the history and impact of Support Services, the playbook provides in-depth business solutions for companies exploring their own initiatives.
Additional Resources from Disability:IN Delaware Partners
ServiceSource offers specialized services to match people with autism to Delaware employers. The program focuses on young adults transitioning out of school who are in need of personalized support to achieve their employment goals. The program includes activities such as, job preparation, job development and on-the-job support. Services are designed to create independence on the job and are free to employers. For more information, contact ServiceSource by clicking this phone link.
DVR is the state agency that helps people with disabilities find jobs or connect with organizations that provide employment services. DVR has more than 75 years of experience successfully placing people into jobs and providing labor related services to Delaware employers. Click here for DVR contact information.
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