At its Core, Autism Avenue Gift Shoppe is a training ground for individuals seeking to grow in social awareness, effective communication, and higher executive functioning skills, while experiencing real work scenarios and connections with others that lead to future, sustainable employment.
Each individual can generalize the skills learned in our multi-level programs as an apprentice in a real, public, yet unique work setting at the Shoppe.
Autism Avenue is a unique retail shop with a mission to provide a structured, repetitive work environment that delivers a platform for job training & real-world experiences for young adults with disabilities.
When visiting the shop, you will find “Sensory Avenue,” a designated corner just for sensory needs, including oral motor chews, fidgets, calming items, etc. Fun and challenging puzzles and games help work on fine motor skills, social skills, and problem-solving skills.
The store also carries a variety of awareness items, such as necklaces, bracelets, keychains, and t-shirts for those wanting to promote awareness in the community.
Other merchandise found within the shop includes unique gifts you need for a special occasion or no occasion at all. Best of all, 100% of Autism Avenue proceeds support the Greater Expectations & Connections Club programs!