Now more than ever, employers in the manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain sectors struggle to fill job vacancies. By rethinking hiring practices and diversifying the workforce to include neuro-diverse individuals within the hiring process, these shortages can be alleviated. Senior Partner Christine Malafi will speak on a panel to discuss the many benefits of hiring a member of Long Island’s Autistic population and helping solve these staffing challenges.

The panel discussion, hosted by Ignite LI and the Town of Islip, will highlight vocational and employment training programs, payroll reimbursement, and tax credit incentives for employers.

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM 

Location: Long Island Cares’ Center for Community Engagement 75 Davids Dr. Hauppauge, NY 11788


Christine Malafi, Senior Partner – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick

Christine Ponzio, Executive Director – Winters Center for Autism

Doreen Nobile, Business Relations Representative – ACCES VR

Paule Pachter, CEO – Long Island Cares

Guest Speakers

Angie Carpenter, Supervisor – Town of Islip

James P. O’Connor, Councilman – Town of Islip

Patrick D. Boyle, Executive Director – IgniteLI

Michael Haynes, Chief Government Affairs Officer – Long Island Cares