Job Idea Bank

Home-Based/Home-Grown Businesses Started by or for People with Disabilities (all have a Facebook page unless otherwise indicated)

Facebook Group: search for "Planning Across the Spectrum"

Facebook Group: search for "Shop from Businesses Owners with Disabilities"

Here are some businesses featured on those sites. Each business has its' own individual Facebook page as well:

Pick N Peel Stones Grace Place Art Trev’s Trades Soaps Artisan Tate

Shauny’s Shop Storm Dancers EV Gifts Bake Love

Gabriel’s Gifts Vichy’s Art Da bombs Journey2Jacob’s Ladder

Trev's Trades Soaps Sam's Jams-Sam Rowe FFA Project

Designer Beads by Jess Baked Goods by Dominic

ABLE Coffee Roasters: Coffee shop that provides employment for people with disabilities

Baked Goods By Dominic: On Facebook

Collettey’s Cookies The mission is to create jobs for people with disabilities, change the public perception of just how capable this population truly is, and work with Congress in Washington, D.C. to adopt policies that would abolish the 14c Exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act, and provide tax incentives to employers that hire workers with a disability.

John’s Crazy Socks We’re on a mission to spread happiness. Socks for all occasions.


Luv Michael is committed to creating and providing meaningful culinary jobs to the Autistic population. Luv Michael is an innovative company which produces the highest quality organic, gluten-free, and nut-free products located in Port Washington New York

No Limits Cafe Red Bank, NJ: Our mission is to EMPOWER adults with intellectual disabilities by providing jobs and job training to help them lead fulfilling lives within our community and to increase awareness of their potential. (Additional businesses with similar focus are also listed on their website.)

Popcorn for the People is a nonprofit established to create meaningful employment for individuals with Autism and disabilities. We aim to combat the current 80% Unemployment Rate in the Autistic community with the training and hiring of adults with Autism to create, cook, package, and sell uniquely flavored gourmet popcorn .Located in Piscataway, NJ.

Triform Camphill Community -Individuals live and work on this large farm in Hudson, NY (video link on website)

Capabilities-Coffee and Crepes with a Cause: Syracuse nonprofit that will run a food truck. Their mission is to raise awareness, provide gainful and supported employment to individuals with varying abilities

Purely Patrick: Patrick was born with cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, and blindness. His mom noted the one thing he could do well with his hands and helped him turn that skill into a meaningful, purposeful business! Check out Purely Patrick and follow them on Facebook!

Man’s best friend may be the inspiration behind PawsAbilities products, but our story began with a human touch. PawsAbilities provides skills training and job placement for people with disabilities in Kansas City.

Compassion Cafe is a nonprofit pop-up summer coffee shop on Long Beach Island, NJ that has provided employment to 50 people with disabilities.

Information about training and educational opportunities after high school can be found on our Post-graduate Education page.


Entrepreneur magazine article on grants to help people with disabilities start home based businesses


Our Mission:

Texas Sweet Heat Jam Company supports the realization of personal potential in people with intellectual disabilities through God-centered training, entrepreneurship, partnerships, and community engagement.

Gracie's Dog Treats: Gracie used her passion for dogs to create her own dog treat business. It currenty runs out of her basement and has taken off in her home state of Wisconsin.