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We take pride in curating and showcasing a diverse collection of unique handmade gifts crafted by talented adults with autism and other developmental disabilities

 BLISSFUL SEEDS

Each item in our selection is a testament to the creativity and skills of our artisans, offering one-of-a-kind pieces that exude love and passion.

OUR MISSION

PLANTING THE SEEDS OF BLISSFUL LIVES FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM AND OTHER DISABILITIES THROUGH EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

All products are meticulously handcrafted
by talented adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Introducing our newest service offering at
THE ATLELIER at BLISSFUL SEEDS!

Beginning June 2024, we are proud to announce that we are now an approved vendor with the San Diego Regional Center as a Creative Art Program, operating under service code 094. Our Vendor #PY3308 designation ensures that we meet the highest standards of quality and professionalism in providing creative art services. Join us as we embark on this exciting new journey of artistic expression and innovation together!

12 WEEKS CLASS | EVERY TUESDAY

Recycled Art with Michelle

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Unlock your creativity and make a positive impact! Join us every Tuesday for a fun and inspiring journey into the world of recycled art. Over the course of 12 weeks, you'll learn how to transform everyday materials into beautiful, sustainable masterpieces.

12 WEEKS CLASS | EVERY THURSDAY

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Acrylic Painting with Susan

Join us every Thursday for a fun and inspiring journey into the world of Acrylic Painting. Over the course of 12 weeks, you'll learn how to create stunning works of art with vibrant colors and techniques. Let's create beautiful masterpieces and make a difference together!

12 WEEKS CLASS | EVERY WEDNESDAY

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Resin Art with Rita

​Join us every Wednesday for a fun and inspiring 12-week journey into the world of resin art. Discover how to transform everyday materials into beautiful, sustainable masterpieces with your own unique touch. Let's come together to create stunning works of art and make a meaningful difference in our community!

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HI, I'M RITA
THE FOUNDER OF BLISSFUL SEEDS

Embarking on the entrepreneurial journey of owning a business and hustling to make ends meet from handmade creations is a true test of character. It demands unwavering patience, unwavering commitment, deep knowledge, and the ability to navigate various domains and systems to achieve success. As a small business loan officer in Lebanon, I have witnessed firsthand the harsh realities that small business owners face in a world dominated by larger corporations. Each small business I worked with shared a unique story that shed light on the intricate layers of entrepreneurship.

As a mother of an autistic son, I have a personal understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with developmental disabilities when it comes to venturing into the world of entrepreneurship. The push for micro-business opportunities for individuals like my son as they transition into adulthood raises questions about how they can manage the diverse roles of an artistic creator, social media/marketing director, salesperson, and financial decision-maker while still grappling with basic human rights of inclusion and awareness.

Despite my son's newfound talent in painting, I realized that his success as an artist could be hindered by the complexities of entrepreneurship. Recognizing that Michael is just one of many talented individuals with developmental disabilities, I was inspired to create Blissful Seeds—a small store that serves as a vital platform for these remarkable creators to showcase their abilities without limitations imposed by their disabilities.

At Blissful Seeds, we firmly believe that a disability does not equate to a lack of ability. It is not a barrier to success or a sentence to a life of challenges and failures. Instead, it should be a source of hope and determination. We strive to empower each crafter by leveraging their unique abilities and providing the necessary tools to turn their special interests into a sustainable livelihood. Our store, whether brick-and-mortar or online, is a reflection of love, belonging, and inclusion in every displayed product.

I invite you to explore our store and experience the passion and sense of community that permeates every creation. With each purchase, you play an active role in promoting inclusion and liberating our artists from the societal constraints imposed by their disabilities. Join us at Blissful Seeds in celebrating the boundless creativity and potential of individuals with developmental disabilities. Let's create a more inclusive and supportive world together.

– Rita Saliba Nasrallah

Our story with Autism

THE NASRALLAHS

Nick, a talented painter with autism, smiles as they hold up their latest artwork at Blissful Seeds

NICK IMTHURN

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ABEL & GENET

Rose,  a skilled woodworker with developmental disabilities, proudly displays a handmade birdhouse they crafted at Blissful S

ZOE

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Artisan

AMANDA SCHNEIDER

Entrepreneurship

RUSTIN

Talented Artisan

SOFIA VILLAR

Talented Painter for unique one of a kind figts

MICHAEL NASRALLAH

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Empowering Autism Employment

Stories of Success at Blissful Seeds

Explore the inspiring stories at Blissful Seeds, a  mission-driven initiative dedicated to empowering individuals with developmental disabilities, such as autism, to showcase their artistic talents and creativity through a supportive platform. Discover how we transform lives and communities, and how you can join us in making a difference. Shop our products  or donate to help us continue our mission.

Blissful Seeds is led by a dedicated board of members who are committed to empowering adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The board members play a crucial role in guiding the organization's mission and ensuring its success.

Together, the board members of Blissful Seeds work tirelessly to create an inclusive environment where individuals with autism can thrive and reach their full potential. Their collective efforts are instrumental in transforming lives and communities.

Welcome to Blissful Seeds

Empowering Adults with Autism in San Diego

Welcome to Blissful Seeds, where we are dedicated to creating an environment for adults with autism and other disabilities to thrive through employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in San Diego.

Our Mission: Planting the Seeds of Blissful Lives
Our mission at BlissfulSeeds is to plant the seeds of blissful lives for adults with autism and other disabilities through empowering employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. We are dedicated to promoting disability entrepreneurship in San Diego, inspiring and supporting individuals to take their skills and passions to the next level, whether that's through disability small business ventures or other self-employment paths.

Supporting Autism Self-Employment in San Diego
Our commitment to fostering self-employment among adults with autism in San Diego is unwavering. Blissful Seeds is dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurial spirit, offering tools, resources, and support to help individuals realize their business dreams. We believe in the potential of every individual to contribute meaningfully to the community and economy through self-employment.

THANK YOU FOR THE GENEROSITY OF OUR SPONSORS

Do you want to be involved? Please email us.

6050 Santo Road, Suite 145, San Diego, CA

(858) 256-2222
www.foundationfordd.org

Foundation for development Disabilities


BRIDGET POTTERTON

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