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aZul for Better Living, Inc. empowers adults of all abilities and their caregivers using Fashion Design, Industrial Design, and art as a path to achieve financial independence, dignity and artistic recognition.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing vocational, post secondary programs for adults with down syndrome, autism, and related disabilities as well as their caregivers. Our signature program “Follow the Thread” offers tools in sustainable fashion design, branding and small business training. Leading participants to become entrepreneurs.
Our 5 month alternative design programs are flexibly tailored and emphasize team collaboration betweeen a Creative (person with disabilities) and Collaborator (the caregiver). While transforming family dynamics, and providing creative training, workforce skills development, interactive activities, and entrepreneurship support. At the end of our programs, we connect our teams with local venues to showcase and market their own brand as an artist and business venture.
Young adults with developmental disabilities (ie. autism, down syndrome, and similar disabilities) transition from high school feeling lost because our system offers so few vocational/job development opportunities specific to their needs. Leading them to experience feelings of depression and depending on social services and their family/caregiver to survive. For these families it is challenging to find affordable and appropriate professional development programs to help adults with disabilities find their purpose.
We are looking to minimize the risk of depression and poverty in adults with disabilities, and their family members who are affected, as an extension of the challenges experienced due to the lack of opportunities.
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aZul For Better Living, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides training programs in fashion design, industrial design and the arts, as tools for adults with disabilities and their families. We promote creative support services to help develop individual skills, and financial independence, dignity and artistic recognition