Join Our Board!

Interested in joining our Board of Directors?

Prospective Board members should:

  • Have experience with NYS-based Not-for-Profits (preferred)

  • Be available for in-person board/committee meetings and periodic special projects, such as HQ staff mentoring, as well as attendance at fund-raising events and celebrations.

  • Have an interest in the welfare of adults with developmental disabilities (broadly, or autism specifically)

Regular board meetings are held in Manhattan, normally in the evenings; September, November, January, March, May and June.

Organizational Overview

With current aspirations to become a center of excellence for holistic life management for individuals with autism, Special Citizens Futures Unlimited (Special Citizens) has been providing comprehensive services for those on the Autism Disorder Spectrum for over 40 years. Special Citizens began with a few parents joining forces to provide services and support for their aging adolescents. Special Citizens opened its first residential location in December 1981 and since then has expanded offerings to include 22 Residences, 4 Day Habilitation programs and Community Habilitation services.

Operationally headquartered on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, Special Citizens currently has an annual budget of $15 million and over 200 staff who serve 350 individuals yearly in New York City and Westchester. With a person-centered approach to all programming and services, Special Citizens is one of the few agencies that primarily focuses on adults with autism. All consumers are included in the planning of their services and activities, which concentrates on the individual’s specific needs and goals.

Please browse our website to learn more about the organization!


Interested candidates are invited to submit inquiries to the SCFU Board President,
Victoria Berger-Gross at

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