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Published on February 18, 2014

Author: annaollinger



SARRC presentation at the Summit on Employing Adults on the Autism Spectrum: A Conference on Pioneering Small Business Models, January 27-29, 2014. Chapel Hill, NC.

Inspiring Social Change

MISSION To advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families.

OVERVIEW SARRC Overview • Pioneering a fully integrated approach to autism research and comprehensive community resource since 1997 • Last year served: • 2,700 children, teens and adults • 4,000 parents and family members • 3,500 educators, first responders and medical professionals •Community support empowers SARRC to leverage its dollars •Entrepreneurial spirit is engrained in our culture; it’s part of our DNA

Social Entrepreneur One who acts as a change agent for society by seizing opportunities, improving systems, inventing new approaches and creating solutions to change society for the better.

We Value… Social Entrepreneurship. • A vehicle for social change • Reduces our dependence on government funding • Builds business capacity, mission impact and financial sustainability • Mission is at our core • We’re obsessed with IMPACT

How do we, as a society, help this group of citizens achieve their rightful place as engaged, involved members of their communities?

Matt Cottle Stuttering King Bakery • Enrolled in SARRC’s CulinaryWorks® • Urban Cookie – Featured cupcake • Beneficial Beans Café • Williams -Sonoma Artisan Market

PROGRAM GOALS margin & mission 1. Contribute to the success of adults with autism. 2. Create job opportunities through the production and purchase of Beneficial Beans products and services. 3. Establish high brand recognition, satisfaction and a loyal customer base. 4. Engage Community Partners to create an autism-educated community

PROGRAM GOALS margin & mission 5. Advance SARRC’s social agenda that promotes the abilities, talents and value of individuals with autism. 6. 100% of profits go to programs for growth and participant scholarships 7. Develop locally, replicate "globally"

Key Strategies • Provide high-quality gourmet product offerings • Utilize a unique mix of branding, public relations and experiential marketing initiatives • Raise awareness through strategic media placements • Establish strong brand awareness • Develop partnerships with key strategic alliances

Branding Creating a unique and recognizable brand for Beneficial Beans and CulinaryWorks® has been a critically important element to the success of the program.


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Resources and Inspiration • Women’s Bean Project • Bill Strickland TED Talk • Lemon & Allspice

We want to hear from you! To Order: Questions: Jeri Kendle Cece Russell 602.320.2250 602.606.9890

GardenWorks® is an entrepreneurial venture of SARRC’s Vocational & Life Skills Academy (VLSA) designed to engage young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in every aspect of garden and landscape training, promoting the development of valued workplace skills.

CulinaryWorks is an entrepreneurial venture designed to engage young adults with autism spectrum disorders in every aspect of product production, promoting the development of valued workplace skills.

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