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In 2013, ScentsAbility Candles transitioned to a non-profit organization to advance our mission of providing work opportunities for adults with I/DD.
In 2015, ScentsAbility Candles was presented with a Congressional Proclamation in recognition of our Organization’s groundbreaking work with young adults with I/DD.
In 2017, ScentsAbility Candles was honored at the annual National Candle Association (NCA) Expo for the products and possibilities we have produced. In addition, ScentsAbility Candles was asked to be the Key Note Speakers, spreading our message of inclusion and purpose to several hundred top executives in the candle industry.
Engaging in meaningful, fulfilling activities have a wide range of mental, emotional, and even physical benefits for adults with I/DD. Our vision is to create an environment in which each individual uses their unique abilities in developing, creating, and selling our scented artisan products for home and body.
The IDDeal Foundation is so excited to expand IDDeal’s vision and improve the quality of life for more adults with I/DD. We help reduce the risks of poverty, obesity, and depression to help our members truly thrive.
A new survey shows that unemployment among people with intellectual disabilities is more than twice as high as for the general population. That’s according to one of the most comprehensive U.S. surveys ever done on adults with disabilities in the workforce. The “National Snapshot of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the Labor Force” was commissioned by Special Olympics, conducted by the Center for Social Development and Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston and administered by Gallup.
One of the most dramatic findings of this snapshot is that less than one out of every two working age adults with ID is in the labor force (i.e. currently employed or searching for work).