Louden’s history of public speaking, autism advocacy and business community outreach put him in direct alignment with the ACP Mission.
Redwood City, CA – November 16, 2020
Autism Career Pathways is very pleased to welcome Paul Louden as a member of its Board of Directors. Paul is a noted public speaker, radio show host, and autism advocate. As an adult on the autism spectrum, Paul is able to provide a unique perspective into the autistic mind. Paul truly believes that as a society we need to go beyond awareness to understanding, which will then lead to integration and ultimately acceptance.
Paul understands that when people don’t have autism, it puts both the autistic and the person they are interacting with at a disadvantage, similar to a person meeting someone from a different culture who does not speak the same language. By explaining what is going on in the mind of an autistic, Paul has been able to help people better understand those on the spectrum and bridge the gap between awareness and understanding.
Of his exploits, Paul says, “I know that I have been fortunate in that I’ve had remarkable life experiences that have given me the opportunity to talk about what autism can look like and how those on the spectrum, and those who aren’t on the spectrum, can work together.”
Paul recently spoke to business leaders from across the nation at the 19th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo entitled, “Disability Inclusion: The Future Redefined.” The USBLN is the only business-to-business national membership organization, with local affiliates, that focuses on sharing and developing proven strategies for including people with disabilities in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace. This premier event provided the best and brightest in disability inclusion with cutting-edge educational sessions, enhanced networking, exciting interactive programming plus high-profile speakers, including Paul.
ABOUT AUTISM CAREER PATHWAYS
Founded in October of 2019, Autism Career Pathways seeks to educate and empower small-to-medium business owners to hire differently-abled (DA) adults as interns or employees, to provide resources for home grown businesses and workplaces, to create tools and resources that any small business can use to assess, hire and manage employees with differing abilities nationwide and to promote a sense of belonging and a space for personal growth within each workplace through a mentorship curriculum.
Business Development, Autism Career Pathways
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