helpMAKE A DIFFERENCE
Since 2011, Spectrum Designs Foundation is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 organization that has devoted its energy to becoming one of the fastest growing Apparel Decorating businesses of its kind! Spectrum has a full line of customized products for corporations, organizations, municipalities, private parties and community members! Spectrum brings its items to life by using screen printing, embroidery, state-of-the-art digital printing and unsurpassed customer service!
All purchases made through Spectrum come with a special gift. Each time you place and order, recommend us to someone new, attend a special event or make a donation, you are making an impact in the life of someone with autism.
Autism is a lifelong neurological disorder which affects the way one communicates, socializes and engages with the world around them. Though there is no cure, there is certainly hope in taking action.
The inspiration behind our Social Enterprise
Spectrum Designs is a non profit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for people with autism who have barriers to employment. We are grounded in our philosophy that working and being contributing members to society is inherently dignified and fulfilling. Spectrum offers an integrated, accommodating yet non-enabling environment to foster maximum independence and personal growth within our company. We additionally advocate and create an awareness to the capabilities of our special needs employees, fostering relationships and opportunities with other mainstream businesses.
Spectrum hires people with and without disabilities. Hence, our employees with autism work along side our Production Team, who are a compassionate group of individuals who find working in such a integrated setting, rewarding and meaningful. It also opens its doors to local school districts, so that there is a genuine pre-vocational experience available to their students.
For individuals with the greatest barriers to the traditional workforce, we are committed to offering transferable work skills for the individuals who have the opportunity to work within our Social Enterprise. Spectrum achieves this by offering an person-centered work environment allowing them to achieving their maximum potential in an operating business.
The profits generated from our not for profit company, allows for the shaping and marketing of our existing business as well as the exploration of new endeavours, that are not only consistent with our mission, but also increases self-sufficiency and reduces dependence on traditional source of funding.
Our approach to creating a business which could offer meaningful employment, particularly to those with autism, is a relatively new and innovative concept. Hence, we are welcoming to any and all insightful and constructive feedback as to how we can improve this experience for the people we serve. We look forward to hearing from you.
The genuine experience and collective history of our Co-Founders is the underlying reason behind the exceptional level of quality in our programs.
Mother to 3 children, including a teenage son with autism, she brings over 14 years of development experience for innovative programs that service the autism community. Holds her coursework in Behavior Analysis and advanced certificate in Autism through Penn State University.
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Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation
North Shore Autism Circle
Manhasset Community Fund
Greentree Good Neighbor Fund
Autism Speaks (LI CHAPTER)
Community Chest of Port Washington
Association for Help of Autistic Persons
Michael McCarthy Foundation
Andrus Family Fund