Mother’s Day Gifts Made by Autistic Adults!
Why buy a mass produced Mother’s Day gift when you can buy an amazing gift, made with love and intention, crafted by the hands of an autistic adult or someone with a developmental disability!?! In light of the bleak employment outcomes for adults on the spectrum, many parents and support service providers have started social enterprises to off set programming costs and offer employment to individuals with developmental disabilities. I have personally seen the residents of Vine Village proudly show off their latest creation. I have tasted the most delicious Mesibov dressing at the restaurant in the Brookwood Community. The video of Lamb’s Farm shows the many faces of its residents and how the employment opportunities at their on-site businesses have enriched their lives…
Let’s support their efforts this Mothers Day (not to mention other holidays!) and show the quality products autistic adults are proud to offer. Here are a couple options to start with, please share more in the comment section!
PS If you are in the DC-Metro area, tickets are still available for the World Folk Music Association benefit concert and Arts for Autism event!