The “Sea of Possibilities” Microbusiness Has Expanded
In 2020 after the COVID-19 shutdown, the Adult Day Training (ADT) program launched a microbusiness “Sea of Possibilities”. This program was designed to empower participants to learn; product design and development, staying on task, communication skills, community inclusion, money skills, motor skills, and vocational skills. While in the program, participants create a variety of ocean-themed art projects using materials from the beach such as shells, driftwood, coral, sand, and sea glass.
Participants, under the direction of the ADT program Coordinator, Julie Lobdell, have been busy, not only creating the art projects but getting out into the community to sell them, too. They have been displaying and selling the art projects at a number of locations around Palm Beach County including Jupiter’s Love Street, PGA National Resort and Spa, Greenacres Extravaganza Art Fair, Jupiter Police Autism Awareness Day at Carlin Park, The Gardens GreenMarket, and The Tennis and Pickleball Center in Palm Beach Gardens. They have also expanded beyond a local offering by creating a Facebook page, and by launching an e-commerce webpage on elsforautism.org. No matter where you are in the U.S., you can purchase the creative “Sea of Possibilities” art projects and have them shipped to you.
Please shop by visiting www.elsforautism.org/sea-of-possibilties. Follow them on Facebook for the latest updates, too! https://www.facebook.com/SeaofPossibilitiesElsForAutism