NEW! Your donation can now be directed to sponsor a qualified participant of our Workplace Readiness Programs. Each sponsorship of $4,500 enables a participant to completely offset the tuition cost of our programs.
Donations made to our scholarship fund provide financial aid of $900 or more to qualified participants of our Workplace Readiness Programs. The scholarship offsets a portion of their program tuition cost.
Your donations of any amount to our general fund supports our overall mission and allows us to continue to grow and expand the significance, reach, and impact of our programs.
You can amplify the impact of your donation by using your employer’s corporate programs to match employees’ contributions. We thank you for your contribution.
Neurodiversity Pathways is a social impact mission service of Goodwill of Silicon Valley, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Taxpayer Identification Number is 94-1212132. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Each year over 67,000 Autistic children in the United States turn 18. Of those individuals, 60% or approximately 40,000 are diagnosed with no or only a mild level of intellectual disability and therefore are capable of higher education and employment. However, only about 23,000 enter a two or four-year college and most of them do not disclose their disability to the college. Of those who do disclose, about 2,600 individuals graduate with an Associate or Bachelor’s degree. At this time, it is not known how many graduate without disclosing. Nor do we know how many secure paid employment. What we do know though, is that only 29% of autistic adults have any form of paid employment and of the 29% only 14% have paid employment in a community integrated setting.