Creative Workforce Solutions Conference: Meet Lawrence (Larry) Rothman, PhD of Helping Adults with Autism Perform and Excel (HAAPE)
A virtual conference to promote special needs focused entrepreneurship and social enterprises.
Larry co-founded and is President/CEO of Helping Adults with Autism to Perform and Excel (HAAPE) to address the significant issue of employment for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is passionate about finding innovative ways to employ people that leverages their incredible abilities to focus, provide novel insights and be productive employees. HAAPE is an all-volunteer IRS 501c3 nonprofit whereby over 98% of funds go to programs. HAAPE creates, funds and nurtures programs that are operated by competent partner organizations who are similarly committed to making a difference in the lives of people with ASD. Previously, Larry founded The Lawrence Group LLC, a consultancy that advises other Consulting Firms about the issues facing Life Sciences companies. He was a Managing Partner atErnst & Young for their Life Sciences Consulting practice. He was Global Head for informatics for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (now Novartis). He established IBM’s Life Sciences Consulting Group. Larry has a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry, is married to Sheila. They have 4 Children and 6 Grandchildren and live happily in Weston, Florida.
What will I learn during this presentation?
HAAPE is an all-volunteer IRS 501c3 nonprofit whereby over 98% of funds go to programs. HAAPE creates, funds and nurtures programs that are operated by competent partner organizations who are similarly committed to making a difference in the lives of people with ASD. HAAPE's multiple initiatives for employing people with ASD has resulted in creating a "Social Licensing" offering including comprehensive training, employment and support activities across a diverse range of opportunities including software/quality assurance/ADA website testing, avionics and marine repair, cybersecurity, video game design, etc. specifically for people on the spectrum. We will discuss the impact of "Social Licensing" for employment and our plans for extending our reach.
Who should attend?
Our target audience includes new enterprises, entrepreneurs and people who want to collaborate to bring our "Social Licensing" capability to their community.