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Special Edition FutureTalk: "Thinking Diversity: Understanding Autism from the Inside"

New Relic
111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2700
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States (map)
Public WiFi

Access Notes

Check in at the security desk to get access to the 27th floor. This usually isn't required for official events and meetups.

Please come to the 29th floor.



Studies are finding that the apparent correlation between autism diagnoses and the tech sector are not unfounded … research is showing that engineers, computer programers and people with autism are exceptionally good at 'systematizing,' a skill for creating and analyzing how systems work.

Jonathan Chase is an autistic self-advocate who travels the country as a speaker to help others better understand autism spectrum disorder. He shares personal stories, accommodation recommendations, and ways to support not just people on the autism spectrum but anyone who sees things differently. Topics will include social communication, sensory processing disorders, and a demonstration of visual thinking with a live musical performance.

Prior to the talk there will be a half our networking session starting at 5:30. After the event, everyone is invited to continue networking at a special happy hour opportunity, one story up at Portland City Grill.