Neurodiversity Programs


Neurodiversity Programs with The Arc of the Capital Area


Our Neurodiversity Program is in collaboration with prominent US companies, aimed at supporting and hiring neurodiverse individuals. This innovative initiative involves the expertise of The Arc of the Capital Area’s Employment Services Career Specialists, offering unparalleled support through career coaching sessions, ensuring a personalized and person-centered approach and fostering partnerships with individuals’ managers.

What sets this program apart is its holistic approach, providing year-round employment support to ensure the sustained success of neurodiverse individuals. Beyond that, we go the extra mile by offering exclusive summer internship opportunities, enhancing their workforce experience and overall support. This unique program not only fosters inclusivity but also celebrates the strengths and talents of the neurodiverse community, creating a supportive environment that empowers individuals to thrive in their careers. By tailoring support to individual goals, this initiative creates a positive and empowering atmosphere, guiding neurodiverse individuals toward success in the workforce.

Elevate your career journey with a program that not only provides employment support but also enriches your skills and fosters a community of inclusivity. Complete the Neurodiversity Internship Interest Form to let us know you are available and eager to be apart of this program!


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Learn more about The Arc’s Neurodiversity Partnership with DELL Technologies


The Arc’s Autism Assets @ Work is an initiative to prepare individuals on the autism spectrum for job placement in the information technology industry. Autism Assets @ Work utilizes a proven methodology developed by Neurodiversity in the Workplace that has been used successfully with large technology companies including Dell, Microsoft and SAP to identify talent.

The Arc’s Autism Assets @ Work is  a skills-building, network-building, resume-boosting work readiness program, and job placement agency.



Two-Week Dell Enterprise Experience

Selected participants will attend 2 weeks of classroom-based instruction on social communication, focus and concentration, collaboration etiquette, executive functioning, self-advocacy, managing emotions and more.

Participants will also engage in a number of team projects guided and facilitated by The Arc of the Capital Area staff that will culminate in a presentation of their work to staff and executives from Dell. At the conclusion of the experience, Dell hiring managers will make offers to the participants they select for a paid summer internship. Internships may lead to full-time employment.


Candidates that we are looking for:

Technological Skills and Experience

Specifically with knowledge or work experience in any of the following areas:

  • Data science, machine learning, internet of things, big data and blockchain
  • Software languages such as Java, Python, C++, SQL, and R
  • Finance, accounting and analytics
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn and apply new tools & applications
  • Basic data intelligence and analytics knowledge
  • Limited use and/or application of basic principles, concepts and theories
  • Project management or process engineering skills
  • Fundamental programming skills in predominant development languages


Summer Internships:

Paid Internships available in the following job categories:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber-Security
  • Data Analytics
  • IT Audit / SOX Compliance
  • QE Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Supply Chain

To Apply:
Visit jobs.dell.com/neurodiversity




Contact Information

Olivia Gutierrez
Director of Employment & Education

Christina Haas, MSW
Program Manager



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