April 16, 2015 Info Exchange Meeting
Technology Training For Autistic Youth
In 2009, Camille Proctor launched The Color of Autism, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocacy, awareness and knowledge among Black parents, connecting families to local services, and providing one-to-one support. Proctor founded her organization because as she traveled her journey, she noticed how little was known about autism, especially in the Black community. It seemed that many were dismissive of autism and more comfortable with the term, “slow.”
Today , The Color of Autism has created a workforce development program, imEnabled, to provide the training, support, and connection to employers that young adults with Autism or intellectual disabilities need.
Camille Proctor will give an overview of autism in the Black community and the organization's program to train youth in the STEM education. Come out and learn how you can become a part of this initiative and make a positive difference in the lives of our youth.