Square One

Our Mission is to support local businesses who embrace and support the hiring of individuals with developmental disabilities. In essence, if businesses support our community, Square One will support your business with the training and support needed to employ a yet untapped and underutilized work force.

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Not Your Typical Deli

Not Your Typical Deli will be a full service delicatessen and bakery, located in Gilbert, Arizona. Not Your Typical Deli will be a full service delicatessen and bakery, located in Gilbert, Arizona. We want to create jobs in the deli - and beyond - for capable young adults and/or adults with autism spectrum disorders or developmental disabilities. The deli is an awesome for way for us to educate, train and integrate into the community.

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About Square One

Square One is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) company located in metro Phoenix. The unemployment rate for individuals with developmental disabilities is nearly 90%. Square One has been created with the vision of providing opportunities for capable adults with disabilities such as autism to receive job/vocational training and the support needed in order to become successful in the work place.

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Square One Focuses on Autism

Square One provides vocational training and cooking classes to individuals of all ages. Autism, which now affects 1:64 Arizona children, affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. Less than 10% of adults with autism, including those that are high-functioning, are gainfully employed.

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Square One is Making a Difference

"I am honored to be able to work with an organization like Square One. By helping Teens and Adults with special needs learn essential life and job skills, this program will benefit everyone!"

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Lori Cairns, Owner H.O.P.E. Group, LLC

Empowering adults with disabilities through unique opportunities.