Aspire Accessories

Aspire Accessories is a microenterprise that enables individuals with Autism and similar neurodiverse conditions to learn transferable job skills as well as earn a competitive wage. They provide a solution to what is known as the “services cliff” for this population of individuals once they age out of supported, school-based environments. Aspire’s goal is for each artisan to obtain increased independence in a workplace setting and to sustain performance, thus enhancing the likelihood of gaining further meaningful employment. Aspire Accessories empowers each artisan to take responsibility for their work, realize their potential, and increase their self-awareness and confidence.

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BECOME AN ARTISAN

Want to become an Aspire Artisan? Schedule an interview with Callie Strange, Aspire Accessories Business Manager.

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SHOP ASPIRE

Aspire Artisans create and embellish a diverse range of products in the Houston based studio. These artisans can do it all- from leather crafting, jewelry making, custom monogramed gifts, hand poured candles, home goods, to corporate branded gifts, and beyond! Every dollar earned through product sales is reinvested into Aspire Accessories. This revenue pays our talented artisans and dedicated teachers and sustains Aspire Accessories. Visit Aspire Accessories’ online store to learn more about the business, the artisans, and to shop their full range of artisan-made products.

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Aspire Create – join the fun!

To provide a solution that enables and empowers those with autism and similar special needs, to CREATE a future where they are part of a community, contributing to society, and earning an income, we package and sell a collection of accessory-making kits designed by Aspire. Each Aspire CREATE kit comes with the tools and components required to create one or more of Aspire’s most popular products, along with access to step-by-step instructional videos and guides. Once created, the products can be sold by you or your organization at a price and location of your choosing. For more information contact Sarah Durbridge at sdurbridge@thecenterforpursuit.org