Our Mission is to Create Jobs and Advocate for Adults with Autism/IDD in the North Carolina Triangle

We have created 22 jobs for adults with Autism/IDD in our North Raleigh HANDmeUPs store and we are actively exploring our next business venture to employ many more.

Our businesses will be an example for the community to see first hand what this population can achieve. We hope to inspire other employers to hire more employees with Autism and/or intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD).

We continue to support and educate micro-entrepreneurs with Autism/IDD in the Triangle. Our focus is on financial / business education and marketing opportunities for these unique business owners.

Advocacy remains a cornerstone of The Power of the Dream’s efforts to remove barriers to employment and improve the quality of life for this population.