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TEDx Talk highlights Frist Center work

Posted by on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in News.


This past November, Frist Center for Autism and Innovation communications coordinator Claire Barnett spoke at TEDxVanderbilt about autistic employment.

Her talk, titled “Why autistic unemployment is so high – and what we can do about it,” explores several reasons that autistic adults struggle to obtain meaningful work. Barnett also discusses the steps that both businesses and individuals can take to promote inclusion of people with autism in the workforce.

The Frist Center’s “Nashville Model” is featured in the talk, as well as the Center’s partnership with global professional services firm Ernst and Young (EY).

To view the talk, click here or see the video below.


  • jeanne wolf

    February 5th, 2020

    I am working with a group of autistic individuals. Our program consists of job coaching to create successful employment. I would be interested in further information about your program

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