Who we are
Since 1948, The Arc of Philadelphia has provided opportunities for people through specialized services and advocacy. Now, through the Neurodiversity in the Workplace Initiative, we connect amazing people with outstanding organizations like your own.
About The Arc of Philadelphia
The Neurodiversity in the Workplace Initiative sheds light on the possibilities that workforce diversity can offer, not just to employers, but to their communities as well.
Since 2014, we’ve developed a network that instills professional training for people with Autism and supports more inclusive hiring practices for companies across the nation. Our program is structured to work with you to:
roles within the workplace appropriate for our candidates
and educate every candidate to prepare them for long-term careers
your staff and new employee(s) through an ongoing program designed to maximize potential
What is Autism?
Autism describes a group of neurological conditions often associated with challenges in communication, forming relationships, and understanding abstract concepts.
Autism affects over 3 million individuals in the U.S.
We’re all about growth
To date, the Neurodiversity in the Workplace Initiative has:
- Recruited over 120 qualified candidates
- Successfully placed 24 candidates into full-time employment positions
- Helped maintain a competitive employee pool that currently holds 40 active candidates