Conference: Emprego Sem Distinções

Date: November 9, 2023

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

We are pleased to announce the "Emprego Sem Distinção" Conference, an initiative promoted by AASO - Associação de Apoio à Sustentabilidade da Óptica, in collaboration with CADIn - Neurodesenvolvimento e Inclusão, and GRACE - Empresas Sustentáveis.

The purpose of this conference is to raise awareness in the optics sector about the importance of integrating neuroatypical young individuals into the workforce. To illustrate the impact of this inclusion, we will highlight the inspiring success story of Elias Neto at Optocentro.

This 360º Testimonial, which will be one of the highlights of the event, will feature Elias himself, Dr. Sandra Pinho, the psychologist who accompanied the process, Mr. Rui Motty, CEO of Optocentro, Mrs. Anabela Rolo, a representative of Elias's coworkers, Mrs. Inês Fortunato, Elias's mother, and a customer from Optocentro.

During the conference, experts and industry professionals will come together to discuss strategies and best practices, with a focus on valuing neurodiversity in employment.

Key Themes:

Throughout the conference, we will pay special attention to two crucial themes:

a) Inclusion of Neuroatypical Individuals in the Job Market

b) Identification, Assessment & Employability, and Social Importance

Event Agenda:

09:30 AM - Welcome Session

09:40 AM - Dr. Pedro Rebelo de Sousa - AASO

09:50 AM - Prof. Dr. Assunção Cristas - CADIn

10:00 AM - Dr. Mariana Ribeiro Ferreira - GRACE

10:10 AM - Employment Without Distinctions & 360º Testimonial

10:15 AM - Dr. Sandra Pinho - CADIn

10:25 AM - Rui Motty - Optocentro

10:35 AM - Anabela Rolo - Optocentro

10:45 AM - Elias Neto

10:55 AM - Inês Fortunato (Mother of Elias Neto)

11:05 AM - Customer - Optocentro

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM - Coffee Break

11:45 AM - Presentation of the Panel of Experts

11:55 AM - Prof. Dr. Carlos Filipe - "All Equal, All Different"

12:15 PM - Dr. Mariana Fenta - Vila com Vida Association

12:35 PM - Maria Castro e Almeida - Inclusive Community Forum

12:55 PM - Debate

01:30 PM - Closing of the Event

We cordially invite all our members and interested parties to join us on this day of knowledge sharing and learning. This is an unmissable conference for those who wish to understand the value of inclusion and are looking for practical strategies to promote a more inclusive working environment.

Register now.

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