Autism and employment town hall meeting

A town hall meeting at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will address employment needs of the autism community. The university is collaborating with Autism Speaks and Extraordinary Ventures in hosting “Advancing the Role and Impact of Small Businesses in Employing Adults with Autism.”

The town hall meeting focuses on small-business employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum. St. Louis is one of nine cities involved in the series of meetings. The panel features small businesses and service providers that have implemented successful employment programs for people with autism.

The meeting and panel discussion will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Connor Auditorium of the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center. The meeting is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call (314) 704-5731 or email