Self-Employment and Business Ownership
This department has products to help people with disabilities start their own companies, and highlight success stories.
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Managed by: Cary Griffin (firstname.lastname@example.org) of Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC
Co-managed by Beth Keeton
Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (9 Products)
Electronic Media (12 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (12 Products)
Other (7 Products)
Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
|3 E Love (Embrace, Educate, Empower, Love Life)|
This company developed a new logo to help people feel proud about their disabilities. It was started by a brother and sister and has many cool products.
|Alma Quenemoen Art|
Alma Quenemoen is a woman with Down syndrome who is a talented artist. Her paintings are available for purchase on her website.
This program is set up to help artists with disabilities get their careers started. It is located in Indiana.
|Chamber of Commerce for Persons with Disabilities|
This organization provides support to businesses run by people with disabilities.
Carla Sramek hosts art exhibitions and has created a movie restaurant that showcases student films, music and art. She lives in California.
An art company owned by Dylan Kuehl, a young man with Down syndrome. One of the goals of the company is to create a dance company with people of mixed abilities.
|Kerri Quirk, Artist|
Kerri Quirk is an artist with an exceptional gift for color, design, and pattern. She has started her own business selling art and teaching classes.
|Mike Bush and the Allstars Band|
This is a band from Kentucky that is lead by Mike Bush, a person who has Down syndrome.
|Performing Arts Studio West|
This is a performing arts studio for people with developmental disabilities in Los Angeles. They provide training, career management, and on location support to help actors in film, television and commercials.
|RRTC on Employer Practices Leading to Successful Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities- Virginia Commonwealth University|
This Center studies the supports people with disabilities need to stay with jobs.
|The Karen Gaffney Foundation|
The Karen Gaffney Foundation works toward the full inclusion of people with disabilities. It offers many programs in Portland, Oregon, and is led by a woman with Down syndrome.
This New Mexico restaurant is owned by a young man with Down syndrome. It has received lots of attention in the press.
Dusty is a talented and experienced entertainer who has Down syndrome. She started a business, Dusty's Puppets, and both performs puppet shows and sells puppets. Dusty uses her unique sense of humor to bring her hand puppets to life.
This small company sells stationery, notepads, pens, t-shirts, calendars, hats and magnets decorated with creative, original artwork. It is owned by Jenny Unrein, a talented artist who has Williams Syndrome
Johnís business gathers paper refuse from small firms, shreds it and transports it to recycling centers.
|Life's Unlimited Zenith, LLC|
A company owned by Luz Aponte, artist, trainer and advocate. She creates many products to sell, including greeting cards with inspirational messages. Luz also provides training in many areas, like the inclusion of everyone in events and activities.
|Microenterprise Options for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: An Outcome Evaluation|
This evaluation looked at outcomes for 27 people with disabilities in Michigan who were self-employed.
|Teddy's Ts: Disability Rights and Social Justice T-shirts, Buttons, and More|
A self-advocate who designs, prints, and sells t-shirts. The t-shirts have messages about human rights and disability advocacy.
|The Sports Nut|
This is a business owned and operated by a young person with developmental disabilities named Andrea Freedman.
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