After 10 years of business, Roses for Autism has closed its doors. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the shoreline community.
Roses for Autism was opened nearly ten years ago with a vision to help individuals with autism and other disabilities gain employment within a small retail horticulture business. The Roses for Autism social enterprise has inspired many over the years, and truly has made an impact in helping people learn employability skills and find meaningful jobs. However, our business has faced numerous challenges given the demands of the horticulture industry, and the stagnant Connecticut economy which have made it difficult to thrive as a small business.
It should be noted that Roses for Autism has accomplished great things over the last ten years.
Helped 128 people gain skills and work experience, 39 gain employment, supported 3 people in starting their own businesses, built a community sensory garden to educate people about sensory differences, and sold over 3,630,126 roses since opening our doors. We appreciate all of your support on behalf of Roses for Autism. Together, we have made a tremendous difference! For more information about Roses for Autism, please contact our parent company, Ability Beyond at firstname.lastname@example.org
In conjunction with our parent company, Ability Beyond, we have helped over one hundred individuals gain positive work experience in all areas of our business, from the greenhouse to e-commerce. In addition, we teach practical employability skills to ensure success in the workplace. Our interns have obtained jobs in industries such as retail, agriculture, technology, restaurant, hospitality, as well as the arts. Some have also enrolled in college courses and even started their own businesses!