In addition to our Team Members making art, we sell products made by other neurodiverse artists from around the world! We are so excited to share a collection of amazing art, baked treats, and more handmade by disabled makers!
21 Pineapples Shirt co.
OUR MISSION: It is a simple one... We want to change the way others perceive people with Down Syndrome & other special abilities. Our vision is to have some of the most extraordinary apparel designs that spark conversation when worn, giving our customers an opportunity to help spread our message to others. A percentage of all profit will also go directly to support Down Syndrome organizations throughout the world. Some see a disability, we see endless abilities. Let's change the world together one funky shirt at a time!
Art by Blake
High Point, NC
Blake Henkel is a 30 year old artist from the Piedmont-Triad area of North Carolina with 18 years of experience. Blake’s art is especially unique because of his story and also, because he has autism. Blake was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. His form of autism affects and limits his ability to communicate and verbalize his thoughts.
We are a work transition program for individuals with autism and similar special needs. We provide a solution to what is known as the "services cliff" for this population of individuals once they age out of the supported school-based environments.
My products are made by the use of assistive technology. I use a pouring device that is activated by a switch that I control. I have the help of my mother and 2 job coaches to ensure the measurements of my products are correct.
Sophia is a young lady with a passion for art, dancing, music, family, friends, and fun. She also happens to have Down syndrome.
The Spotlight Project
Long Island, NY
The Spotlight Project® provides employment to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, shining a light on their meaningful contributions to society.
Every one of our beautiful bracelets is handmade by our Makers - each who have their own story to tell.
Rocky Hill, CT
Mother Asana merges the world & lifestyle of mother/daughter team Gina and Ally Uricchio. Join our artistically designed universe challenged by autism life on the spectrum.
Our mission is to create meaningful employment for people with autism. To that end, we proudly partner with school based vocational programs and hire individuals with autism. We also donate a portion of each sale to non-profits that provide vocational training for people with autism. Your support allows us to spread the reach of our program.
The Grace Effect
New Buffalo, MI
Grace was born with Down syndrome and because of that tiny little chromosome she has opened up so many doors to amazing relationships and experiences. We are a stronger family because of Grace. Our candle company give us the opportunity to share her light with all of you. We have big hopes and dreams for all our children and are looking forward to watching this little dream we have had since shortly after her birth come alive.
No Label At The Table
A GLUTEN & DAIRY FREE FOOD COMPANY STAFFED BY PEOPLE ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM
Include Everyone at Your Table!
Unintentional Humor™ provides a unique look into my mind as a person with autism. Cartoons represent common expressions such as, ‘Under the Weather’, ‘Couch Potato’ & ‘Pig Out’ and demonstrate the confusion that many people experience with figurative language. Filled with 85 true stories and 90 original cartoons Unintentional Humor™ is a great way to teach about the language barriers that result from autism, learning differences, and non-American cultures.
JT FireStarters are a great way to light a fire in your fireplace, grill, wood stove, campfire, chiminea, or home firepit! Each firestarter is handmade by Daniel, an adult with autism. Each purchase helps Daniel in "Taking My Own Path" towards independence. Daniel also hopes to employ more adults with autism in the future.
We are a community of special needs parents and advocates that make products that fight for others. All of our products are sourced from local suppliers and produced in the U.S.A. All of our candles and soaps use the highest quality ingredients available. Our packaging is plastic free and recyclable or reusable.
Common Roots Farms
Santa Cruz, CA
At Common Roots Farm, people with and without disabilities can participate on our urban farm, taking care of plants and animals, and creating friendships with one another that sustain everyone.
Retrophiliac by Margauz Wosk
To reduce the negative stigma that Autistic people face through vibrant merchandise. Retrophiliac by Margaux Wosk helps to facilitate Autistic JOY and self expression.
Chapel Hill, NC
EV was founded by a group of families in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 2007 with the goal of creating sustainable businesses operated by a neurodiverse workforce. For more than a decade, our team has been working toward bettering our community and local economy by meeting consumer needs while simultaneously creating meaningful jobs for people of all abilities.
Jimmy Kiefel's Art
In addition to making buttons, t-shirts and bags using his Cricut and heatpress, Jimmy Kiefel is a mixed media artist, and printmaker who likes selling framed art. Jimmy lives in Carmel, Indiana and started making art in 2011, mostly print-making cards for his friends.
Our primary mission is making delicious, healthy snacks for children and adults. As part of our community focus, we employ people with developmental disabilities, who often struggle to find rewarding, full-wage jobs. They have a hand in making all of our snacks.
Popcorn for the People
We are a nonprofit, proudly employing individuals with Autism and other disabilities! Our gourmet popcorn is created, packaged, and sold by adults with Autism. Join us in combatting the 80% unemployment rate in the Autistic community.
sammysoap is a job creation machine for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities disguised as the world's best soap company. We exist in support of human health, a clean planet, and wage equality.
Spectrum Inspired Photography
I am a young adult on the autism spectrum exploring the world of photography. I attend a day program where I study music, photography and vocational skills. I was recently named a Flutie Fellow by the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. My dreams for the future include advancing my photography skills professionally and selling my work. Taking photos makes me feel relaxed and entertained. It is exciting when the photo you’re taking comes out perfectly!
allie art is the colorful creation of Allie Guard, a young woman with Down Syndrome from Cincinnati who is drawn to the magic of color.Using colored pencils, she fills intricate patterns with bright hues to create graphic landscapes, each with unique qualities of movement and emotion.
Anthony Schmidt Photography
Anthony is a 14 year old on the autism spectrum with an incredible talent for forced perspective miniature car photography. He's on a mission to be the best in his genre of photography while at the same to inspiring others by removing the stigmas associated with autism. Showing people that a guy with autism can do whatever he sets his mind to, as he likes to say.
Brent's Pets Pizzaz
Brent is an entrepreneur on the autism spectrum who has been an animal lover his entire life. He started his first business Unintentional Humor in 2010 and he is the inspiration for the non-profit Celebrate EDU.
Brent loves making Snuffle Mats and running his own business. Pets Pizzazz is a great way for him to share his love of animals while supporting and inspiring people with disabilities.
Coral Springs, FL
At ScentsAbility, our company’s mission is to provide job training, employment, and supported housing for adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). We help our artisans realize their full potential and create beautifully crafted artisan scented candles.
Special Arts and Cards
Ajai is an autistic young adult who creates textured acrylic art on canvas with some help from his mother or mentors. Ajai uses beans, buttons, rhinestones, glass beads, etc. to enhance his painting. Each canvas is handmade and unique. It is a good addition to your home or office decor and makes a great gift.
Port Washington, NY
From the beginning our mission has been simple: To create meaningful and inclusive employment opportunities for people on the Autism Spectrum.
Kelly is a young lady with Down syndrome and this company was created to assist Kelly in leading a fulfilled and productive life after school came to an end for her. She loves fashion, style and bling, so what better way to express that than to create fashionable jewelry! Special Sparkle is a mother/daughter team where we work together to design and Kelly makes all the jewelry!
The Chocolate Spectrum
Our purpose is to offer delicious chocolate confections while also helping individuals with special needs. We accomplish this two ways: By providing individuals with developmental disabilities training and by providing employment opportunities in some circumstances. In addition to training, each participant has the opportunity to engage in meaningful and purposeful experiences with an emphasis on social interaction.
Helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives and connecting with the human spirit in us all.
To our residents, Lambs Farm is home, and a place they are proud to share with our visitors. To our visitors, Lambs Farm is also a place to grow through enriching experiences with people with developmental disabilities while creating lasting connections with their families and ours. We strive to maintain exemplary vocational, residential and recreational programs, and to operate our organization in a manner that will continue to help people grow.
Texas Sweet Heat Jam co.
"Texas Sweet Heat Jam Company provides a nurturing environment for young adults with intellectual disabilities; where artisan jams are created, skills are taught, and the God-given abilities of each person are valued. Our artisan jams are made with a creative blend of fresh chili peppers, fruits and a twist of fine-tuned culinary expertise. Most of the fruits and peppers used locally sourced and the few that aren’t, only wished they could be! Texas Sweet Heat jams are gluten-free, fat-free and so versatile in their use, you will find that these jams will become one of the hardest working jars in your fridge!
Brewhaus Dog Bones
The Brewhaus Bakery Co. is a not-for-profit company dedicated to providing vocational training for young adults with disabilities. Brewhaus Dog Bones are always handcrafted, small batch, oven baked dog treats made from whole grains proudly sourced from local microbreweries.
Big Al's Best
Big Al's Best was started by Joanna Jaeger to create an opportunity for her son, Alex, to have meaningful work and activities to fill his adult life. Alex is a young man with autism who makes delicious toffee and creates greeting cards and artwork that features his beautiful calligraphy.
Poppin Joe's Gourmet Kettle Korn
Poppin Joe's Gourmet Kettle Korn was officially launched in April 2005 with Joe Steffy as the sole proprietor and was established to provide Joe, a young adult with DS-ASD, the opportunity to operate and manage his own business. Joe has developed an excellent work ethic and realizes the value of good, hard work.
Doggy Delights by Allison
Doggy Delights is a perfect business for Allison because she spends time in the kitchen mixing up her own treat recipes. She knows how important healthy food is for both people and pets. Her treats are sold frozen or freeze dried so no preservatives are needed. Promoting her business and selling the treats gets her out into the community meeting people and their dogs. She is an entrepreneur with Down syndrome, but she just wants you to know her as the best dog treat chef ever!
Ethan became interested in glass blowing after multiple trips to a Chihuly exhibit in the Denver Botanic Gardens in 2014. He started with simple projects with not a lot of personality as they were mainly just general shapes, like spheres, cylinders, and ovals. A major recent source of inspiration was going to a studio in England where they had many naturalistic sculptures.
LINC-d was created to provide meaningful employment for these adults. It was created to give them a platform to shine and create beautiful relationships with local businesses and communities. LINC-d was formed to be a part of a better financial future.
Little Big Sister
Discover the highs and lows of being a "Little Big Sister" as you view the world through nine-year-old Katie's eyes. She has an older brother with autism who is loud and acts like a pre-schooler. Katie quickly realizes that most kids just don't "get it" about autism and other disabilities. Find out how Katie, along with her friends Lauren and Bella, are determined to make a difference at their school.
Mary Vivian Schott (MV) is an aspiring artist, photographer and entrepreneur. Growing up Mary Vivian faced many physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges. Creating art was a means to express herself, to communicate, build her confidence and develop self-esteem. Her art allowed her to embrace her challenges and overcome obstacles.
Meet Viktor Bevanda, a child prodigy gifted with an incredible artistic sensibility and talent. In the words of his brother, Viktor sees a much more beautiful world than the rest of us.
Shemesh Farms is a farm social enterprise and an innovative initiative of the Shalom Institute for young adults with special needs. These Farm Fellows with diverse abilities help run the enterprise and are an integral part of every aspect of the operation. They farm, plant, harvest and grow herbs that are curated to become certified Kosher, organic spice blends that are then sold at local farmers markets and on their online store.
The Expedition Soap Company
Lake Orion, MI
We use our business as a platform to help support autism awareness & acceptance in a few different ways by giving our time, treasure, & talents to share Spencer's journey from autism to entrepreneurship, while being an inspiration to the autism community.