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Our Mission

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

WHAT WE DO?
  • At Blissful Seeds, we are dedicated to empowering artists and craft makers with diverse abilities by providing them with a platform through our store to showcase and sell their unique creations.

  • Through Blissful Inspirations' Atelier, we inspire individuals with differing abilities to explore high-end art and nurture their creativity.

  • Additionally, through Blissful Ventures, we develop personalized career plans for individuals with developmental disabilities, fostering self-reliance and enabling them to earn equitable wages.
     

Our holistic approach aims to support, inspire, and empower individuals with diverse abilities to reach their full potential in both artistic expression and vocational success.

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!

We all deserve to live our lives to the fullest and those who are on the Autism Spectrum Disorder

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.

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.

– Rita Saliba Nasrallah

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

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

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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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