On January 26th, Extraordinary Ventures partnered with Autism Speaks to hold a research summit entitled, “Adults with Autism: Sharing Ideas, Filling the Gaps.” The event was designed to bring together researchers, donors, service providers, and parents to discuss the on going research of ASD. The conference had a grounded feel as parents and service providers were able to provide real experience to the discusion. Click here to read more from the Autism Speaks Blog.

The event was a great opportunity for Extraordinary Ventures to showcase our model of employing adults with developmental disabilities. During the lunch break we gave tours of our businesses, and the place was buzzing. Our EVents Center Crew took care of housekeeping in the main conference area, our EV Laundry Crew was sorting and folding clothes in the laundry room, and our EV Gifts Crew was melting and wrapping candles for Valentine’s Day.

All in all, the day was success. The conference went off without a hitch, and Extraordinary Ventures was able to show a successful model in vocational opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.