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Virtual Geigerman Lecture scheduled for April 20

Logo for the Geigerman lecture. The Geigerman Lecture Series was founded in memory of Benjamin J. Geigerman. The next lecture will be on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. (Image courtesy of McGovern Medical School)
The Geigerman Lecture Series was founded in 2015 in memory of Benjamin J. Geigerman, a young man with a high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. The next lecture in the series will be on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. (Image courtesy of McGovern Medical School)

The Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will host the 2021 Benjamin J. Geigerman Lecture series in a virtual format at 6:30 p.m. on April 20. 

The theme for the 2021 Lecture Series is "Neurodiversity and the Changing World of Work." The free event will be held via Cisco Webex, however registration is required to receive the link and password for the event. Individuals with autism, their families, clinicians, counselors, and educators are invited to join. 

Many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) struggle with finding and maintaining employment, an important aspect in helping them achieve success. The 2021 lecture features a list of speakers that look at the importance of recognizing neurodiversity in corporate hiring practices. 

The lecture will feature three panelists: Jeff Miller, CEO of Potentia Workforce; Chris Fornesa, an antrepreneur, and Millecent Rhind, senior talent acquisition manager at Baker Hughes. Speakers will share what each of their specific companies are doing to assist people with ASD through programs they have created, and also will share their own personal stories with ASD. 

The Geigerman Lecture Series was founded in 2015 in memory of Benjamin J. Geigerman, a young man with a high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. He exhibited promise and incredible talents, graduating from college with honors. 

For more information or questions, contact Aaron Zapata, at Aaron.Zapata@uth.tmc.edu

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