Obsessions has provided entrepreneurship opportunities since 2018.
"Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't."
.-Warren G. Tracy's student
Testimony: " I learned how to communicate with others without getting mad."
"If you were to get rid of all the Autism genetics, there would be no more Silicone Valley. "-Temple Grandon
One of our participants gained employment after volunteering with MPAC. She has been working for the same employer for at least 1 1/2 yrs.
Many interns continue to utilize skills in their career, employment, and/or school.
Many participants have gone on to join clubs, gain friendships outside of the workshops, and continue onto college
Participants have stated this is a place for me.
Why these programs
MPAC and Obsessions Gift Shop gives opportunities to persons with unique abilities so they and others can see their talents and potential. Statistics have shown a higher rate of unemployment or underemployment with persons on the Autism Spectrum. It also should be noted there is a lower job retention rate among persons with Autism due to social communication deficits. Currently more employers are beginning to hire persons with disabilities. We want to offer opportunities to enhance employment and entrepreneurship.
Personally we created Obsessions to provide an opportunity for financial stability and leadership for my daughter. I saw how beneficial it was for my daughter and we then started MPAC to offer opportunities to others.