2nd Annual Autism at Work Research Workshop
Redmond, WA USA May 29, 2019
Co-chairs: Hala Annabi, Andrew Begel, and Lawrence Fung
The Second Annual Autism at Work Research Workshop, co-sponsored by The University of Washington Information School, Microsoft Research, and the Stanford Neurodiversity Project. It will be collocated with the Autism @ Work Summit, sponsored by the Autism at Work Employer Roundtable in Redmond, WA USA on May 29-31, 2019.
The Autism at Work Research Workshop brings together a small select group of leading scholars concerned with autism employment. Their work may relate to the preparation, recruitment, persistence, and advancement of autistic individuals in the workplace. Our objectives are to
- Build a community of scholars and practitioners concerned with issues related to the preparation and employment of autistic individuals
- Provide a collaborative space for scholars to share their work and receive constructive feedback in order to advance autism employment research
- Further develop a research agenda to advance evidence-based practices to equitably include autistic individuals in the workplace
The Autism at Work Research Workshop will include short 2-minute Lightning Talks to give participants an opportunity to introduce themselves and their work, two panels to facilitate dialogue between the research and practitioner communities, an agenda-setting session, and paper presentations. The workshop will also include round table discussion of research ideas, extended abstracts, and research-in-progress papers. The Research Workshop will conclude with a group dinner.
Registration for the Autism at Work Summit and the Autism at Work Research Workshop must be completed separately. To attend the Autism at Work Research Workshop, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to attend the Autism at Work Summit and have not yet registered, please do so ASAP through this link, due to limited space available.
The Workshop and Summit are by invitation only. Please do not distribute the invitations to others. If you know of others we should include in this workshop please email us their names and contact information. We will invite them if space permits.
Participation in the Research Workshop
To participate in the research workshop, we require that you register with us by emailing email@example.com. To facilitate generate dialogue around autism employment research, we encourage submission of research ideas, extended abstracts, and research-in-progress related to employment of autistic individuals. This work may include research focusing on the preparation, recruitment, persistence, and advancement of autistic individuals in the workplace. Submitted research can be conceptual, analytical, design-oriented, or empirical in nature. The goal of the workshop is to provide an opportunity to receive constructive feedback to advance and improve your work. Please note that your participation in the workshop does not require a submission. We welcome all interested and engaged participants.
We welcome contributions in the following forms:
* Research-in-progress papers (3-4 pages)
* Extended abstracts (2 pages)
* Research ideas (1 page)
All submissions will be reviewed by co-chairs for fit for topic related to employment.
Registration and submissions for the Research Workshop are DUE by 5PM PT March 30, 2019.
Authors will be notified the week of April 8th.
Instructions for Submissions
Papers should be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission files should include the first author’s last name and AW2019 e.g., Annabi-AW2019.PDF. Please include AAW-ResearchWorkshop2019 in the subject line. In the case of multiple submissions, add a number to the last name e.g., Annabi2-AW2019.PDF. Questions regarding submissions should be directed to Hala Annabi at email@example.com, Andrew Begel at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Lawrence Fung at email@example.com.
Papers should be single-spaced, double-column, with a font size of 11 pt or larger. All submissions should include the paper title, submission type, authors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses. Page limits include all figures and tables, but do not include references.
Preparation Required of Workshop Participants:
In order to create a sense of community and engage in meaningful dialogue about our research relating to employment of people with autism we ask each participant to develop a short 2-minute “Lightning Talk.” Details of this presentation and template slides will be sent to you upon acceptance.
The Autism at Work Summit organizers have secured a block of rooms at the local hotels listed below. Space is limited, so we recommend you book soon.
Aloft Seattle Redmond
15220 NE Shen Street, Suite 150 Redmond, WA 98052
Room Rate: $179 (includes breakfast)
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Element Seattle Redmond
15220 NE Shen Street, Suite 100 Redmond, WA 98052
Room Rate: $219 (includes breakfast)
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