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.
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
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.