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Marlene Dufek: Autism in the Workplace

Learn to identify the characteristics displayed by people in the autism spectrum and how to effectively work with them and supervise them utilizing their strengths.

About the Speaker

Name: Marlene Dufek

Title: Home Manager

Agency/Division: Developmental Disabilities


Marlene Dufek has an extensive background of experience in multiple settings. She was an elementary teacher for 25 years, taught in the Education Department at both UNL and Nebraska Wesleyan University teaching education courses and supervision of student teachers.


Marlene has done work for the Department of Health and Human Services in Child Protective Services and is currently a Home Manager serving people with Intellectual Disabilities.

She is also a certified Coach and provides coaching in career, business, and personal goal setting.  Marlene has a Bachelor’s Degree from UNL in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree from Doane College in Curriculum and Instruction.


In her free time, she likes to read, travel, and spend time with family and friends.

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