Fewer than half of young, neurodivergent people obtain regular, paid employment or finish their post-secondary education and yet programs to help them are scarce. Specifically designed for this population, BroadFutures offers training, mentoring, and paid internships to help reduce barriers to employment and enhance economic mobility, while also supporting employers in creating accessible and inclusive workplaces. It places a strong emphasis on professionalism, with a unique focus on stress tolerance, flexibility, and social support. Leveraging the power of the arts to create a risk-free environment where participants can learn, make mistakes, simulate work situations, and receive valuable feedback is key. A team of mentors and coaches is dedicated to supporting participants and employer partners, resulting in mutually beneficial outcomes. Over 90% of program graduates have successfully gained employment or continued their higher education, paving the way for a broad and promising future.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Statewide; VA-Statewide; Internationally

Age Groups Served: Young adult (18-24)

Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities

  • Number of interns served directly:   180
  • Percent of our interns who continue to full/part-time employment or higher education:   90%
  • Percent of interns who have completed our program:   99%
  • Percent of our employer partners who say that our interns are well-trained and prepared for work:   100%
  • Number of mentoring & coaching hours provided:   5,450

Awards & Recognition

Gap Year Association 2020 Annual Award for Accessibility in Gap Year Education


Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for BroadFutures is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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