Startup Grind ft. Michele McKeone

1776 UCity - 30 N 41st St, Suite 570 Philadelphia, 19104
Philadelphia
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 5:30 PM (EST)

About this event

Digitability's award-winning work-ready training program was created by Michele McKeone, M. Ed., a special education teacher who taught students with a wide-range of cognitive and behavioral needs at South Philadelphia High School for more than seven years.

While teaching she realized that students with disabilities were pigeonholed into unemployment or underemployment. Her observation mirrored the 70% unemployment rate for people with cognitive disabilities. Michele recognized that in order for her students to achieve their independence and obtain employment, they would need to overcome society's immense social and psychological barriers to achieve their independence.

Speaker

  • Michele McKeone

    Michele McKeone

    Digitability

    Founder

    Michele McKeone, M. Ed is an award-winning thought leader in the neurodiversity community. As the Founder + CEO of Digitability, she launched a new model that fully prepares people with neurodiverse needs for our tech-driven and highly social workforce.

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  • When

    Tuesday, Dec 11
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)

    Where

    1776 UCity
    30 N 41st St, Suite 570 Philadelphia19104

    Brought to you by

    • Jennifer Maher

      Jennifer Maher

      1776

      CEO