2023 Pave The Way to Employment Campaign!
An Autism diagnosis, once considered rare, now affects about 1% of the world's population, with 1 in 36 children being diagnosed in the US as of 2023.
Fulfilling Catering Orders
At ELIJA we've taken the liberty to redefine this Autism Awareness Month as "Autism Awareness, Acceptance and Action Month" to more closely reflect what the month of April really means to those living with Autism.
Working in the Beyer Family Greenhouse at the ELIJA FARM
In order to reflect ELIJA's philosophy over these past 20+ years, working as agents of change, bringing acceptance, hope and opportunities to children, young adults, adults and their loved ones living with a diagnosis of Autism. As we continue to evolve as agents of change, we must tackle yet another challenge, the 80% - 85% unemployment rate amongst the Autism population. A staggering statistic that's all too real for young adults, adults and their families living with Autism!
Tending to the ELIJA chickens
We plan to do this by launching our "Pave The Way to Employment," campaign, to create employment opportunities at the ELIJA Farm.
Employment offers invaluable opportunities for personal growth, social interaction, and a sense of accomplishment. For young adults and adults living with Autism, these opportunities are crucial for their overall well-being and development.
Our goal is to hire four employees for our 16 week summer 2023 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Each ELIJA employee will be paid weekly (10 hours per week), for harvesting and preparing CSA's, from June 12 through September 26!
Please help us provide this opportunity to more people this summer!