Auspice Social is a purpose driven social enterprise perusing meaningful profits. We produce 35 varieties of naturally dried culinary herbs, spices and seasonings. Our products are handcrafted and are free from any artificial additives, colors, preservatives, essence or MSG. All our products are processed, cleaned, sorted, packaged and labeled by persons with autism. Unlike most others approaches, these products are not created for the disabled but created by persons with disabilities for the society at large. It is a simple product with potentially profound impact on spreading the awareness about possibilities for autism. By choosing one of these products, our ethical, ecological, and rational customers are providing an opportunity for gainful employment to someone with Autism and strengthen their ability to contribute to the society. We are based in New Delhi, India

Purpose

Autism is a neurological disorder that affects nearly 1% of the world’s population. What causes autism is still not known, and there is no cure for autism. It is a lifelong condition that affects how a person interacts with and experiences the world around them. The vast majority, 84%, of adults with autism are either unemployed or underemployed, despite their ability, desire, and willingness to engage in meaningful work. Unemployment rates among adults with autism are double compared to other disabilities.

We provide hands-on training and skill development to adults with autism. Training programs vary between 3 weeks to 6 months, depending on individual needs. All training necessarily culminate in employment with Auspice Social.
By our inclusive business model, our work supports the principles of “Equal pay for equal work” and “Reasonable Accommodation” as defined in the UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). We are also working following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth,
SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure,
SDG 10 – Reduced Inequality.

Parag Ghosh

Auspice Social, Founder & Director

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Summary

Auspice Social will promote skill development, employment creation, financial and social inclusion for adults with autism by creating 100 jobs in 2022 as a first benchmark.

Objectives

To promote skill development, employment creation, financial and social inclusion of adults with autism. We provide hands on training and skill development to adults with autism. Training programs vary between 3 weeks to 6 months depending in individual needs. All trainings necessarily culminate in employment with Auspice Social.

Metrics & Targets

Our goal is to create 10,000 jobs for persons with autism, wherever they are. This will be accomplished in 4 phases: 1. Phase 1 – Pilot: successfully completed in early 2020 In April 2019, Auspice and Action for Autism National Center For Autism, New Delhi, conducted a pilot project to evaluate the abilities of Autistic persons to engage in food processing activities. We selected a small group of 12 interns, aged between 15 and 35 – all of them with autism. They were involved in cleaning, sorting, packaging, and labeling herbs and spices. The high point of the whole exercise was a sense of joy and accomplishment among all interns. During this pilot, 2500 units of finished goods were produced, and they were placed at 2 supermarket stores. They all sold out. 2. Milestone 1 – 100 jobs for persons with autism by Dec 2022This phase is in action since early 2021. Once these jobs are created, they will collectively create the economic activity of $ 200,000 annually and generate a profit of $50,000. 3. Milestone 2 – 1,000 jobs for persons with autism by Dec 2025 4. Milestone 3 – 10,000 jobs for persons with autism by Dec 2030 We remain committed to the target of economic and social inclusion of adults with autism, where ever in the world they are. Our business model is relatively simple but can transform the lives of not only autistic people but also our patrons. Suppose you are a social organization, either for profit or not for profit, believe in our cause. In that case, our business model is available for you to adapt to your local community needs. Do not hesitate to contact us.  

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