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ABOUT US

Mission:
Provide a community where persons on the Autism Spectrum, Neurodiverse, and/or with Communication Disorders will develop/enhance social, volunteer/employment, and entrepreneurship skills that can lead to financial stability and social competencies.
 
Vision:
Enhancing friendships/acquaintanceships through arts and crafts with everyone; primarily persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurodiverse, and Communication Disorders.
 
About Us

 

At Obsessions Gift Shop, we're committed to offering quality products, unparalleled service and the most competitive prices in town.  We are a mother daughter owned business. Our business supports Autism and is an Autism Friendly Business.  

Since 2017, Obsessions Gift shop has become one of the most well-known Gift Shops in Tallahassee. What started as a hobby has become our passion. Nijah was about to graduate from high school and I wanted to give her the opportunity to become financially stable. As you may know, the job retention rate among persons with Autism is low.  I also wanted to give her and other the opportunity to showcase their talents through entrepreneurship. So we began Obsessions Gift Shop.  We started selling jewelry and then began selling other items.  We're proud to have created a generation of happy customers and look forward to continuing our work for years. 

We are a Social Enterprise, Obsessions Gift Shop is a for profit and Motivating People through Arts and Crafts, MPAC, is a nonprofit.   MPAC was founded in 2020.  We founded MPAC with the vision to provide a space where persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Communication Disorders can learn employment, social, and life competencies. MPAC intends to garner opportunities for financial independence; increase job retention by employing or training our target population to develop leadership, social, and life competencies.  MPAC provides these competencies through workshops, volunteer experiences, and entrepreneurship skills to everyone, especially our target population. 

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurodiversity, and Communication Disorders?