Linwood Center Boutique:
Productive Employment In A Safe Setting
Linwood Center Boutique, located at 8307 Main Street, lower level rear, in historic Ellicott City, is more than a wonderful shopping experience for our customers. It provides productive, integrated employment and training opportunities for individuals in our programs.
The boutique features new and gently used clothing for children and adults, jewelry, furniture and other “high end” items, all in excellent condition.
Due to the limits imposed by their disabilities, competitive employment is not currently an option for many of our program participants. But they can be engaged in productive work in a structured and supportive environment. And as they grow and develop employment skills, it is possible some will eventually be able to enter the competitive workforce.
Our store provides a safe setting with predictable schedules and built-in supports for individuals who need them, and our on-site support staff is trained to meet any special circumstances that may arise.
We know the key to successfully employing people with disabilities is identifying and building on their strengths and then providing them the support they need to learn the necessary skills to get the job done. From processing new merchandise to helping customers, the Linwood Center Boutique provides many opportunities for people living with autism to enjoy the satisfaction that comes with productive employment.