Roses for Autism is a dynamic social enterprise that helps individuals with autism achieve their dreams of meaningful employment and personal success in their local communities.
The story of Roses for Autism is in its name! Based in Guilford, CT we continue a three-generation legacy of growing gorgeous roses and other fresh cut flowers at the historic Pinchbeck farm. Our roses are locally renowned for being fresh-cut and full fragrant, and for unfolding in exquisite blooms over the course of two weeks upon delivery. Our prized flowers continue to create a following among new and returning customers on a daily basis.
Since 2009, we have helped nearly 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 in order to ensure success in the workplace. We also help foster valuable relationships within the community. Our interns have obtained jobs in industries such as retail, agriculture, technology, restaurant, hospitality, as well as the arts. Many have also returned to school to pursue post-secondary education. The successes of our interns inspire us every day to continue our mission!
We invite you to learn more about Roses For Autism, and share our story because together we can make a real impact! Autism Spectrum Differences are diagnosed in 1 in 68 children in the U.S. Once these individuals reach adulthood, the unemployment and underemployment rate is nearly 88%.
Proceeds from our flower sales fund scholarships and programs for career training.
* At times of peak demand, we source fresh flowers from trusted business partners so that we may fulfill our mission.