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Diana O'Brien, Founder of Impact Autism/CMO of Deloitte

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Diana O'Brien

Conversations about Autism are often focused on what people can't do. But joy and fulfillment and meaning come from what you're good at and not obsessing on your deficits.
The rate of autism in children has doubled in the last 10 years. But what about when kids become adults and school and other support services are no longer available? Diana O'Brien, who is the Chief Marketing Officer of Deloitte, founded a charity called Impact Autism when her kids were diagnosed. Impact Autism not only developed an app to help autistic kids navigate their day, but they are now helping adults navigate college and work settings through an innovative program at University of Cinncinati.

Lauren Schiller is the host and creator ofInflection Point, a podcast and nationally syndicated public radio show about how women rise up. Launched in 2015, and produced in partnership with KALW and PRX, Inflection Point was one of the first radio shows and podcasts in the country to exclusively feature conversations with women about how they build power and lead change. In 2008, Lauren co-created and co-hosted “The Lady Brain Show”, one of the first ever female-led podcasts. Lauren is an award-winning producer, was the Executive Producer of Audio for Salon Media, where she is a regular contributor, and has been a guest host for “The Conversation” on BBC World Service. Lauren is also a speaker and moderator at live events including INFORUM, The Commonwealth Club, Bay Area Book Festival, JCCSF, and Cal Performances