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Looking for help organizing an event for special needs population


Sam Hoffman Roslyn Heights, NY

I am a special education teacher in New York City. I would like advice from some corporate world contacts regarding organizing a dating event in New York for people with;

-- intellectual disabilities
-- autism spectrum
-- cognitive disorders
conditions that make it nearly impossible to find love.

The event would have to be very structured and requires a lot of skill on the part of the organizers. Whomever would help us must understand it will be a labor of love. The amount of personal attention this population requires, it will likely not be particularly profitable.

My colleagues and I have access to organizations that serve this population as well as certified teachers to chaperone such an event.

What I really need help with is a corporate sponsor who could help get the word out and help us arrange a venue.

I'm not looking to start a business, I just need some contacts around NYC who may be able to help out.

18 June 2021 1 reply Networking



Stephen Dest New York, NY

Hi Sam,

Thanks for sharing on ACP AdvisorNet about your idea for this event. It sounds like an amazing opportunity to help the NYC community.

You may be able to find advice in our community section ( There, you can narrow down Advisors by expertise and location to send a private message. In your case, you might want to take a look at people with experience in Education, Healthcare, or Nonprofit.

You can feel free to private message me if you need any help navigating or connecting with people on the website.

20 June 2021 Helpful answer

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