Employment Services


About the Employment Services Program


The Employment Services Program at the Arc of the Capital Area is a place where our passionate team is committed to creating meaningful connections for neurodiverse individuals aged 18 and above, linking them to competitive integrated employment opportunities.

Within this program, our dedicated career development specialists specialize in guiding individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to secure employment that perfectly aligns with their unique strengths, abilities, priorities, and interests. We take pride in our personalized approach, ensuring each participant receives tailored support on their journey to fulfilling and inclusive employment.

Please complete the Employment Services Interest Form if you would like more information or to receive services. 








Services Offered with an Arc Career Specialist

At The Arc, we advocate for equal opportunities for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Recognizing that those with IDD often face challenges in obtaining integrated employment and livable wages, we understand the limited availability of work readiness programs tailored to their needs.

Our Employment Services Program is designed to bridge this gap, offering inclusive support in various forms—hands-on, virtual, and mentorship. Regardless of the chosen field of work, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive assistance to individuals with IDD. By becoming a part of our employment services program, you can be confident that you’ll receive the necessary support to lead a meaningful life and access the employment opportunities you truly deserve. Join us in breaking barriers and fostering inclusivity in the workforce.



Click the images below to learn more about the services we offer. 





2024 Employment Services Calendar

Review upcoming events like TWC specific trainings, Neurodiversity Programs and more.

2024 Employment Services Calendar by Olivia Gutierrez


View the Supported Employment Informational Video below to learn more about the meaningful impact driven by our Career Specialists




Contact Information

Olivia Gutierrez
Director of Employment & Education

Christina Haas, MSW
Program Manager