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A Statewide Collaboration for Autism Acceptance & Advancement in the Workplace

2021 North Carolina Autistic Career Summit
September 23 & 24, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST
Virtual Event

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Details for the Summit

The North Carolina Autistic Career Summit is for students and alumni on the autism spectrum who are seeking helpful tips and best practices for the job search process, and an opportunity to meet with employers recruiting for paid internships and degree-related full-time roles. In alignment with the concept of neurodiversity, the summit centers autistic voices and hosts sessions predominantly featuring a diverse array of autistic professionals from a variety of careers.

In 2019 and 2020, the summit featured a combined total of 110+ students representing over 20 different institutions throughout NC and neighboring states. Whether community college, 4-year university, vocational or certificate program, this event is open for all to attend—not just NC State University students.

Please take a moment to review the agenda for each day of the summit in the links below. We encourage students, alumni, employers, staff/faculty, parents/guardians, and professionals from various backgrounds and industries to join us. If you have questions, please contact Wesley Wade at

Summit Agenda

North Carolina Excellence in Leadership Award

During the 2020 summit, a new tradition began. Two North Carolina students (one from East Carolina University, and one from Forsyth Technical Community College) won the inaugural North Carolina Excellence in Leadership Awards. This award is for students who “demonstrate a drive and commitment to increasing access to quality employment opportunities for autistic students/professionals, educating local communities about autism to help increase autism acceptance, and/or working to establish an overall greater well-being for autistic students/people.”

Know a North Carolina student who demonstrates excellence in leadership as described above? Nominate them for this award here!

Students & Alumni, Want to Join the Career Fair Prep Events?

Career fairs are a great way to engage with employers, explore career options, and expand your network.

The Career Readiness Series is designed to help students and alumni attending the North Carolina Autistic Career Summit.

Participants will learn how to prepare for virtual career fairs, how to maximize their experience at the fair, and what steps to take following the event. Register here

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