Creative Workforce Solutions Conference: Meet Yadira Calderon of Autism The Happy Kingdom
A virtual conference to promote special needs focused entrepreneurship and social enterprises.
Thomais and her mom Yadira moved to TN from FL last August 2018 seeking academic progress and new opportunities. Yadira says, "I am here because autism drives our day. I believe in seeking quality of life even with the challenges we face." Yadira is a firm believer in building community and has lived in 6 countries, traveled to another 27. She has a Master of Arts degree, speaks 4 languages, and has worked in more than 5 industries.
Thomais and Yadira participated in the United Nations Autism Observance event promoting “Empowering Girls/Women with Autism”.
They were featured guests in the PBS Documentary “Autism Breakthrough to Hope”.
Read their blog at Autism Happy Kingdom.
Both are working on publishing the 2 books they have co-written - Balloons and What I Gained and Lost During Covid19.
What will I learn during this presentation?
Yadira and Thomais - mother and daughter team will share their discoveries about building a network and utilizing social media as a business start up. Yadira emphasizes the development of the artistic talent in Thomais - seeking licensing agreements, gallery exhibits and selling merchandise. She has made sure Thomais learns, since she was 10 years old, about entrepreneurship opportunities and responsibilities. Yadira says, “If I, the parent, do not emphasize quality of life, while learning from the difficulties we all face in life, my daughter will remain in an unrealistic bubble without skills.”
Who should attend?
Businesses interested in investing in start-ups. Families interested in starting a business to support their child.