Invictus: (adj.) meaning “unconquerable” or “undefeated” in Latin.
TEACH. TRAIN. EMPLOY. EMPOWER.
There is an entire population of people who have been forgotten about in terms of being productive citizens of the world. Invictus gives them the skills and the knowledge that they need to go to work.
Our mission is to create and develop flourishing businesses and social enterprises for people on the autism spectrum. We build what we believe, and we believe in a truly inclusive world.
Alison Berkley and Molly Sebastian - Co-Founders
Invictus Enterprises believes that adults with autism can succeed in demanding jobs, given the right kind of training. We set out to build our initial enterprise employing the theory that making the right modifications in targeted industries means that jobs can be accessed by our team members. Our program was created to support alternative learning styles, sensory sensitivities, and communication modalities (such as ‘talking’ via an iPad) in order to teach techniques for mastering real-world processes and job skills. These types of modifications - teaching through motor memory and visually-formatted methods - remain critical to the success of our young entrepreneurs. Artful adaptations are at the heart of what makes any Invictus micro-enterprise a success. They are what enables us to create and develop social enterprises run by, and for the benefit of, the autism community.
Invictus Enterprises is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all profits from sales of our No Bones About It Dog Biscuits go towards job training and employment for the greatest workforce in the world.
BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.