Anderson Center Podcast - Oscar Segal Takes Invictus to "Upstate New York"

Oscar Segal made the trip up to the Anderson Center for Autism, north of Poughkeepsie, NY, to record this podcast with the Anderson Team. Alison Berkley was also on the Podcast, and she is the Co-Founder of Invictus Enterprises which is “focused on empowering & mobilizing individuals with autism who are aging out of the school system or have already graduated”. Oscar Segal is a Sales Manager for No Bones About It, an Invictus brand known for their 100% hand made dog biscuit treats! Tune in to learn more about Invictus Enterprises and what Oscar & Alison are up to! 

At Anderson Center for Autism, our evidence-based methods demonstrate realistic, steady progress and consistently make a difference in the lives of the individuals and families we serve.

We understand that autism dramatically affects the lives of all who face it. For families, the autism community and public organizations, Anderson Center is uniquely qualified to serve as a valuable, compassionate resource by providing education, support and outreach services, and information aimed at delivering assistance and increasing overall autism awareness.
— Anderson Center for Autism

Customer Spotlight: Bodhi of Urban Dog in New York City

As Invictus grows into other areas such as Co-Packing and Education, it is hard to forget our favorite customers such as Bodhi of Urban Dog NYC:

Our customers are growing by the week, and we always appreciate the support from our dog customers like Bodhi and our human dog owners like Sean Sheer and Clark Beasley!!

They have a fascinating Blog for all dog owners, and as your would suspect from the name, they focus on City Dogs.

See The Urban Dog Blog Here

Welcome to Urban Dog, the ultimate go-to resource for the devout metropolitan canine owner. Our goal as dog-lovin’ bloggers is to entertain, engage, and hopefully enlighten. As dog owners, we understand the things you want to know about; we’ll cover such topics as health issues, adopting rescues and pure breeds, dealing with pet allergies, reviewing dog runs, legal problems, finding transportation, engaging real estate agents who specialize in pet friendly buildings, and other related subjects.
— Urban Dog

Please take a look at Urban Dog’s Blog, as they have some great stories including a story on our favorite Autism Bakers:

Invictus Bakers @ Work

Invictus Bakers @ Work

Dustin Doggie Delivery to Poughkeepsie, NY by Invictus Baker Dustin Sweeney

It was a great weekend in the kitchen, and our Baker Dustin Sweeney extended his work schedule and made a delivery of Invictus' No Bones About It dog biscuits to Bella in Poughkeepsie, NY. Just a quick fun film of Dustin and Bella in action.

Thanks Cousin Bryan and Shalon!


Alison Berkley Podcast Debut with Journey Skills: "Building the Steps into Work"

We have a vision for our daughter, and we want to provide a central hub for like-minded parents and carers. There is an assumption that our children are at the crossroads: left to their own devices they won’t achieve independence or success in their terms; but given the right forethought and input they will be able to reach a certain level of independence and purpose. We live in the land of hope, determination and optimism.
— Journey Skills with Debra and Graham

Podcast Episode 46. What happens to young people with additional needs when they finish full-time education? How will they find employment? How will they cope on their own throughout adulthood? One organization helping to provide some of the answers to these questions is Invictus Enterprises based in New York. In this week’s podcast, we hear from Alison Berkely co-founder of Invictus Enterprises about how they are helping young people with autism acquire the work skills they need to get into paid sustainable employment.

Staff Favorite Film: "Meet Oscar" - Invictus' Door to Door Salesman

"Meet Oscar" is my personal favorite film, as the film shows the breakthrough of taking our staff out of the kitchen and into the "Real World" to sell our "No Bones About It" dog biscuits door to door in Manhattan. This is really profound in the modern world of Amazon on-line ordering for everything. Oscar breaks all the modern rules, goes "old school", and is a charming salesman in the film. 

Invictus Enterprises does not work without the support of our growing community, and our friends have given us nothing but positive feedback about our videos which are all produced by Elaine Kavanagh of Sweet Beast Productions. We want to show our Bakers and Salespeople from all angles of the Autism Spectrum, and Elaine captures that magic in all of her films. Elaine has a love for telling stories that illuminate the ignored and overlooked, and her films show that nothing is insignificant. It also helps that Elaine is a Dog Lover!!

All of Elaine's videos for Invictus can be found on our Invictus Video Page, and Elaine's site is Sweet Beast Productions