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 of Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC
Co-managed by Beth Keeton
Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (9 Products)
Electronic Media (11 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (12 Products)
Online Forums (1 Products)
Other (8 Products)
Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
This program is set up to help artists with disabilities get their careers started. It is located in Indiana.
|Beyond Expectations: Employees with Disabilities|
These DVD's show profiles of people with all types of disabilities who are working. The people shown have many different kinds of jobs.
Carla Sramek hosts art exhibitions and has created a movie restaurant that showcases student films, music and art. She lives in California.
|Disabled Businesspersons Association (DBA)|
The Disabled Businesspersons Association (DBA) connects entrepreneurs with disabilities with mentors to guide them through the process of developing and implementing a successful business.
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.
|Mike Bush and the Allstars Band CD|
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.
Project Income helps people with disabilities find interesting jobs when other employment options have been unsuccessful. It is located in Maryland.
|RRTC on Workplace Supports and Job Retention - Virginia Commonwealth University|
This Center studies the supports people with disabilities need to stay with jobs.
|The Abilities Fund|
This program gives people with disabilities the ideas and help needed to start their own businesses.
|The Global Network for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities|
A support network for people with disabilities who own a business. It includes people from all over the world.
This New Mexico restaurant is owned by a young man with Down syndrome. It has received lots of attention in the press.
This is a business owned and operated by a young person with developmental disabilities named Andrea Freedman.
Dusty is a talented and experienced entertainer. She is 34 years old and has Down syndrome. Dusty started a business, Dusty's Puppets. She performs puppet shows and sells puppets. Dusty uses her unique sense of humor to bring her hand puppets to life.
Original creative artwork, stationery, notepads, pens, t-shirts, calendars, hats and magnets created by Jenny Unrein, who has Williams Syndrome
Johnís business gathers paper refuse from small firms, shreds it and transports it to recycling centers.
|Kerri Quirk, Artist|
KERRI QUIRK is an artist with an exceptional gift for color, design, and pattern. Working with acrylic medium, she explores her subject with a bright palette and color shapes that become intricate throughout the painting.
|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|
Learn the results of a study of people with disabilities who are 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.
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