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Neurodiversity in the Workplace

A Collaborative National Conference

March 22–24, 2023

Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC

901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Join the collaborative conference that brings together a community that is committed to improving ​​​​​​​employment outcomes for the neurodiverse workforce.

Kennedy Krieger Institute's Neurodiversity at Work program takes a multi-faceted approach to hiring and retaining individuals of all abilities as part of the workforce. Neurodiversity at Work is a collective impact initiative designed to create and support gainful employment for individuals with disabilities, providing economic benefit for businesses and the larger community.

For our 2023 Neurodiversity in the Workplace Conference, we are accepting proposals for presentations highlighting workforce training and development and focusing on improving recruitment, management, and retention strategies for the neurodiverse workforce. In particular, we welcome proposals that focus on innovative, data-driven strategies that are having a positive impact on employment outcomes. We also welcome proposals reflecting the efforts of community organizations, individuals, educational institutions and agencies that provide vocational support to individuals with disabilities. We are especially interested in insights and best practices that promote collaboration, strategic partnerships, research and advancement to policy.​​​​​​​

Program Format

Presentations should use educational, networking, debate, multimedia or resource-sharing methods in one of the formats below. Multiple submissions are welcome. Presentations that explicitly promote products or services will be rejected.

  • Dynamic Discussion (60 minutes) – This roundtable format allows presenters to facilitate interactive discussions between session attendees.

  • Presentation (60 minutes) – An interactive presentation on an identified topic.

  • Panel (60 minutes) – A panel discussion with subject matter experts who engage and interact with attendees.

All break-out sessions last 60 minutes, with the expectation of 10-15 minutes for questions and answers.


Acceptance notices were sent via email on December 21, 2022. A follow up with updated hotel information was sent January 3, 2023.
If you did not receive a notice, please contact Dee Cariglino at for your submission status.

Next steps and deadlines for attending the conference:

Register for the conference by Friday, January 13, 2023 

Presenters are responsible for their own registration. Remind any co-presenters to register before the deadline. 




Reserve your hotel rooms 

Presenters are responsible for their own hotel and travel arrangements. The Marriott Marquis Washington, DC has hotel rooms available at a discount rate for all conference participants. IMPORTANT UPDATE: The hotel reservation deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 1. If you have not already done so, please reserve your room at the Marriott Marquis using the link below or call 855-821-4281 to make reservations or discuss room accessibility and accommodations. When making reservations over the phone, please be sure to reference Kennedy Krieger Institute to ensure you are receiving the reduced conference rate.

 Please note: After March 1, the conference rate referenced above will no longer be available and attendees will need to book their rooms via the Marriott Marquis website. 


or call 1-855-821-4281 to make reservations by phone. ​​​​​​​

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Prepare and upload your final presentation by March 10, 2023.

When preparing your presentation, please use the conference PowerPoint template, which can be downloaded from this link. The template contains accessibility guidelines drawn from the Kennedy Krieger Guidelines for Virtual Presenters. View the full guidelines at this link. Follow this link to view the Presenter guidelines for the Neurodiversity in the Workplace conference. If you have accessibility questions, please email

To upload your presentation:

  • Log in to the submission portal.
  • Select “My Submissions” in the top menu.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Upload”
  • Select your presentation from your computer. Acceptable file formats are: *.doc,*.docx,*.pdf,*.ppt,*.pptx,*.rtf,*.txt,*.mp4.
  • Important: Be sure to click “Save and Submit” when finished.

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding your registration or submission, please email Dee Cariglino at

For more information about the conference, please click here to view the event website or email