At Every Life Works, we are creating a group of SUSTAINABLE microbusinesses to train and employ young adults with autism to generate wealth through ownership and working side by side with neurotypical adults. We are forming teams with people with and without autism that complement their diverse skills set, training them side-by-side AND accommodating the autism-related behavioral issues. Our training occurs at our non-profit learning center, My Life Learning Center
So far, we have created three income-generating microbusinesses where we have put this model to test: two service-based businesses, screen printing of apparel and electronic sub-assembly; and one product-based business creating usable art.
Joshua is a 28-year-old adult who was diagnosed with autism at birth. Joshua was educated in the Howard County Public School System. Joshua inspired us to create an organization for him and young adults like him to work together and train them on a variety of sustainable life and job skills. He has taught us that he can learn; he likes being around others; he enjoys life, and he has ups and downs just like we all do.
Click through the photos at left to see the joy and care Joshua takes in creating his own pieces.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Come join us to make this journey successful for all young adults! We have an untapped workforce; we can generate wealth for them and reduce the burden on taxpayers, AND create satisfying and productive lives for these adults with autism. We should be all in it together! To support our students, visit our online store, or contact us for a quote on our screenprinting and electronic sub-assembly services.