“To have an organization that has people that think differently, you’re stronger together and you’re really advancing the mission of your organization.”

Authors: Richard A. Ceeney Jonathan J. Andrews Brenda Simoes

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Reed Smith is proud to support the 14th annual World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2021. In this video, Ryan Hammond, executive director of the Eagles Autism Foundation, interviews Reed Smith panelists about their personal stories and how the firm supports autistic employees both practically and philosophically.

Hear from partner Richard Ceeney, who found his autism diagnosis in his mid-40s to be “empowering and a massive relief;” associate Jonathan Andrews about moving from autism awareness to inclusion; and senior HR manager Brenda Simoes, who explains, “We want to create an environment where our autistic employee feels secure and our neurotypical employees don’t find it remarkable to have an autistic colleague.”