The 2nd Annual ASD Vocational Conference, What Will It Take?:  Advancing vocational opportunities for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders will take place in Calgary, Alberta on June 6th and 7th, 2013. The Conference is being hosted this year by The Ability Hub, and will be in a new and beautiful conference venue at Canada Olympic Park. Building on last year’s conference in Toronto, the program is designed to be a hands-on working conference and will include the following dynamic keynote speakers:

  • Randy Lewis has transformed the distribution centers of US-based Walgreens to an integrated workforce for persons with disabilities.
  • Michelle Garcia Winner offers innovative vocational skill development strategies for adults in natural learning environments. 
  • Peter Gerhardt is a leader in curriculum development for adolescents and adults with ASD and focuses on school-to-work transition.
  • Mark Wafer is the owner of six Tim Hortons in Toronto and he employs over 85 people with disabilities in all areas of the business from entry level to management.

“On the Ground” Snapshots of Vocational Success from across Canada. See and hear about successful innovations, models, lessons learned, and strategies for success!

To learn more about and to register for this conference, visit the Vocational Conference section of this website under the Community tab above.



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