Who we are

OUR STORY

EV was founded by a group of families in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 2007 with the goal of creating businesses with neurodiversity. For more than a decade, our team has been working toward bettering communities like yours by meeting consumer needs while joining differently-abled individuals and neurotypical adults in the workforce.

EV is not a social program. Instead, we’re a company operating on a true business model to produce high-quality goods and services. 

From candle sales to dog walking, our businesses provide real solutions for the real needs of the community while simultaneously creating paid job opportunities for a neuro-diverse workforce. 

Our goal for these endeavors is extraordinary—to enable every individual in our society the opportunity to achieve their highest quality of life, regardless of their intellectual and developmental abilities.

OUR PARTNERS

IN THE MEDIA 

‘Extraordinary People’ Documentary Raises Awareness About Autism (KCAL – CBS Los Angeles)
Employing Autistic Adults (CNBC Squawk Box)
50,000 People With Autism Need Jobs This Year. Here’s Why You Should Hire Them (Inc. Magazine)
Extraordinary Ventures named Non-Profit of the Year by Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber (Daily Tarheel)

A New Business Model
For Autism (Forbes)

Parents create custom jobs for adult kids with autism (USA Today)
Chapel Hill nonprofit working with people with autism to prove there’s a job for everyone (Herald Sun)
TEACCH increases focus on needs of adults with autism (UNC Chapel Hill Gazette and Spotlight Story)

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