In this episode, Sara speaks with Amanda Lukof about how Impact Investing can benefit the special needs Autism community in particular, whether through diagnostic, vocational or other support.
Amanda discusses the hesitations by some to accept a mode of supporting this community that is outside of the non-profit model, and explains the power of impact investing and her hope for the different parts of this important community to collaborate and work in tandem.
The conversation also covers the opportunities for the business community to support the neurodivergent community members and caregivers.
Amanda is an attorney and graduate of Fordham University School of Law in NYC. In 2020, after practicing law for nearly six years, Amanda left legal practice to pursue opportunities in the special needs impact investing and startup space. Amanda currently serves on the Board of Trustee for the Cooke School in New York City, and is also a Strategic Advisor for the Autism Impact Fund and an Advisory Board Member for Smile Farms. You can learn more about our guest and her story at: https://www.worth.com/personal-impact-of-special-needs/
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