9 & 10 SEPTEMBER 2022


In 2022, we are redefining Neurodiversity in the workplace for individuals and businesses across Australia.

NeuroEmploy 2022 will feature a line-up of Neurodivergent speakers and well-respected educators and advocates across their specialised areas of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and mental health.

Why attend?

Held virtually over two days, we will explore:

  • career pathways.
  • workplace interpersonal relationships.
  • self-determination and self-advocacy in the workplace.
  • personal experiences from speakers on how they have succeeded in working towards and gaining employment.
  • recognising the skills and values of neurodivergent people.
  • redefining recruitment to be more inclusive of neurodivergent people.
  • redesigning the workplace for all employees.
  • how to set neurodivergent people up for success in the workplace.

our speakers

Learn from experts in the field

Peter Shankman

Keynote Speaker

The New York Times has called Peter Shankman “a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some.” He is a 5x best-selling author, entrepreneur, and corporate keynote speaker, focusing on customer service and the new and emerging customer and neurotypical economy. With three start-up launches and exits under his belt, (most notably Help a Reporter Out) Peter is recognised worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about the customer experience, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and the new Neurodiverse and Remote economies. Peter hosts the #1 ADHD podcast, Faster Than Normal, available on iTunes. 

barb cook

Director & Co-Founder of NeuroEmploy Pty Ltd & NeuroDiversity Hub. Developmental Educator, Adult ADHD Coach, Speaker, Author

david smith

Managing Director - Employ for Ability Pty Ltd and is a Neurodiversity Employment Specialist

yenn purkis

Autistic, ADHD & Non-binary Author, Advocate, Speaker & Community Leader

paul kay

Director & Co-Founder - NeuroEmploy Pty Ltd & NeuroDiversity Hub.

berinda karp

CEO - Autism STEP Australia

Dr Libby Macdonald

Autism & Education Consultant - NeuroDiversity Hub

NeuroEmploy 2022 Speakers photo Tamsin Jowett


President/CEO - Aspergers Victoria


Founding Team Member, Exceptional

NeuroEmploy 2022 Speakers photo Vicky Little

vicky little

National Manager, Quality and & Practice - Specialisterne Australia

will wheeler

Neurodistinct Professional, Founder – Neurodiversity Academy, Author

Allison haynes

Educational and Developmental Psychologist

mathew townsend

Founder & CEO - Nature Freedom

we are accessible

We aim to make NeuroEmploy 2022 as accessible as possible. 

NeuroEmploy 2022 is 100% virtual, with closed captioning provided across the two days. 

Recordings for all sessions will be available for 30 days after the event, so you can catch up on anything you miss or re-watch sessions.


NeuroEmploy aims to change the narrative, find innovative and productive ways to support neurodivergent people into and at work and educate employers and businesses about the value of having neurodiversity in the workplace.