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A chocolate factory that supports those with autism

Words by Abi Scaife

One chocolatier is making a huge difference in the lives of people with autism - by offering them work.

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According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), people with autism are the most likely of any disabled group to be unemployed. Luckily, there is a business out there determined to change that fact.

Harry Specters is a social enterprise that makes chocolates (ethical, sustainable chocolates!) with an important social cause. Run by Mona, Shaz and their son Ash, who has autism, Harry Specters is determined to make a difference in the lives of those who need it.

Why people with autism?

According to research on Harry Specters’ website, 85% of people with autism are unemployed, and 61% of them are desperate to work. Harry Specters hires these people, giving them jobs that are suitable for autistic people, with a quiet routine and repetitive structure. 

It’s an incredibly amazing business that is helping people to find work, all born from parents' love for their son. 

If you’re interested in supporting Harry Specters and those they employ, you can buy products from their website. If you have autism and would like to apply for work experience or a job, you can do that on their website too.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Decent Work and Economic Growth.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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