Dennis J Sanders III Autism Foundation

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Good Company – Employing Individuals with Autism

What do individuals with autism do after graduating high school or college? Often times, their minds are brilliant, but these individuals simply need to enhance their social skills. Sadly, the unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities is a staggering 70 percent. Even worse, secluding individuals with autism or disabilities from employment in the workforce only hinders them – and the businesses that could be employing their bright minds.

Good Company is the first venture of the Dennis J. Sanders III Autism Foundation. At Good Company coffee shop café, we offer an integrated and inclusive work environment designed to accommodate and employ everyone, including individuals with autism and special needs.

We believe in helping others reach their personal goals by becoming part of our family and enjoying the rewards of good and meaningful employment.

Our Goal

Our goal is for all employees to benefit from resources and autism support that facilitate a successful work experience at Good Company. This experience can then be transferred to any employment experience for individuals with autism to choose as they pursue their future endeavors.

The Good Company Experience

  • All employees will experience an inclusive work environment.
  • All employees experience a structured work environment and support system that can be utilized in any work environment.
  • All employees will experience a work environment that is safe, structured, and meaningful for all.

Targeted Areas of Support

At Good Company, on the job experience takes on a whole new meaning. We focus on core areas of need so that each employee feels empowered and supported to excel in all areas of their life.

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Self-esteem
  • Person first environment
  • Teamwork
  • Job skills
  • Effective communication
  • Interpersonal relationships