Steven Allen

Startup Entrepreneur, Autism Advocate

A master networker and connector, Steven Allen seeks, discovers and replicates career best practices to increase awareness and dismantle barriers to employment for nuerodiverse individuals. Allen forges partnerships with autism advocates, diversity leaders, social entrepreneurs and corporate leaders like Temple Grandin (CSU), Randy Lewis (Walgreens), Thorkil Sonne (Specialisterne), Jose Velasco (SAP) and Phil McKinney (HP/Cable Labs/Hacking Autism). He builds a true “spectrum of work” from task work to high tech roles with companies like Trimble/Sketchup. Allen weaves together extensive community and corporate connections; industry, government program and successful best practices knowledge; funding sources; and a network of champions into a tapestry of services and supports that leave silos behind.