Self Employment Resources – Stories from Rhode Island

Self Directed Employment – IHDD at the U of Georgia in collaboration with Rhode Island – Sue Babin


Red, White, and Brew:

Red, White & Brew:  Michael’s coffee house in Rhode Island is a thriving business serving his own blend of coffee, calzones, smoothies, and chocolates.  Michael took a course from the Developmental Disabilities Council which helped to chart his course.  He wanted to work in the food industry.  He followed his dream.  Now he welcomes regulars, values his employees and works helping others to get jobs too.  That has already expanded into the BuddingViolet Cafe and Collectables – named after his grandparents and promoting the work of other budding entrepreneurs. 

We Be Jammin’:

“Take your idea – and see where it can go.”   Six years ago, in Rhode Island, Jason’s Mum followed his fascination with jams and jellies, and now in his business, Jason invites you to enjoy his products  One step at a time – the DD Council classes helps people to create their own business one step at a time.  We be Jammin’ is the entrepreneurial proof once again.

Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council Business Classes:

Other videos and stories from Rhode Island:

National coalition for Self Employment           +++

6000   film – Georgia            +++++

The recording will be posted on in the very near future.

The University of Georgia, has produced some excellent videos

Self Employment from Parents

A wide range of Short Introductory videos and links to small business ventures in Rhode Island:

Rebecca’s G Cards
Bee Friendly Flowers
Creations from the Heart
Love Letters by Emily
Macky’s Landscaping
Double B Photography
Mr. C’s Old Thyme Scents
Allyson Dupont Designs
Deanne Gagne: Building Bridges
Red, White and Brew Personal Story
Red, White and Brew News Story+++
We Be Jammin’ Personal Story
We Be Jammin’ Success Story
Jewelry From The Owl’s Nest – Warwick Post
Cheetah Greetings – Warwick Post
Rock Solid – Warwick Post
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month