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The Chocolate Spectrum Introduces The Chocolatier Training Program for Adults with Autism
Introducing One Chocolate at a Time Assortment. This box of chocolate has been designed specifically to raise funds for our Chocolatier Training Program for Adults with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.
Ms. Herskowitz started The Chocolate Spectrum in 2013 as a Micro-Enterprise for her son, Blake, 23 years old, after an extensive search for options after high school in the Palm Beach, Florida community, where they live, resulted in no opportunities. Adults with autism and other special needs often have minimal prospects for social and vocational experiences after they age out of the school system. Herskowitz, who formally owned and operated a therapy center for special needs individuals, decided to try and change that. After having successfully trained her son, Blake, to become a chocolatier, she decided that other individuals with developmental disabilities deserved the same opportunity. So using her skills as both a therapist and chef, she designed the Chocolatier Training Program.
There are no previous skills or experience needed to become a Chocolatier student. Nor is there a charge for the training. In order to pay for the supplies, equipment, and chocolate (only the finest), Ms. Herskowitz relies on sales of their chocolate and donations to the non-profit organization, the National Autism Registry, which Herskowitz and her husband founded in 1999.
To raise funds for the program, The Chocolate Spectrum has created the slogan, One Chocolate at a Time. She has designed a special box of chocolate using that name, in which the proceeds will go towards The Chocolatier Training Program. One Chocolate at a Time is a chocolate assortment that contains 15 chocolates-each one unique in terms of flavor, shape and decoration. No two chocolates are the same. Each chocolate is designed to embrace the sweet uniqueness of each and every one of us.
To learn more about this program, please visit The Chocolate Spectrum website at: http://www.thechocolatespectrum.com/