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The drop-off of available services after high school for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) can be so dramatic that it has even earned its own nickname, the “service cliff.” To help students navigate their futures after high school, The Arc of Philadelphia teamed up with the School District of Philadelphia on April 14th to present the 2021 Youth Leadership Conference.

Bonita McCabe is the Child Advocacy Director for The Arc of Philadelphia. She is a key player alongside parents and families in helping achieve the best possible educational outcomes for children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD.) 

Celebrating National Developmental Disability Month on SpArc's Virtual Program.

In this Q&A for our “Staff Spotlight,” Aubrey explains how she became passionate about working in this field, why the work NITW does is important, and some ins-and-outs of their process to connect autistic and neurodivergent jobseekers with gainful employment.

Neurodiversity in the Workplace Partner Organizations