People always ask why a soap company for a kid, and the answer’s simple, he won’t always be a kid.
Parents of special needs children and young adults lose sleep over finding opportunities where their children have an opportunity to develop job and workplace socializing skills.
We learned with a special needs child that everything begins earlier than with typical kids; you start preparing early for everything – even just getting out of the door. Alan’s three favorite words are, “wait; wait; wait!” Well, we can’t wait until Alan is in his teens to start figuring out what he can do and for how long, and where he will find a place that he fits.
As you may have seen on Alan’s web site, he’s also sensitive to textures and artificial ingredients so Alan’s mom was always trying different soaps that would clean and moisturize with different lathers and textures, had no chemical or artificial ingredients, and without scents that would set her allergies off.
So we put those two things together, threw in some things dad learned in the olden days before the internet – before even cell phones – and the next thing you know we’ve got a high-quality product with a business model created around young adults and others with special needs.
And now here we are in our next phase of selling soap. As our volume increases we’ll work with the California Department of Rehabilitation to provide Supported Employment and Independent Living work opportunities. We appreciate your support, your purchases, and sharing us with your friends. If you share us with your favorite retailer, send us an email to let us know, and if they start carrying Alan’s soaps we’ll send you a gift basket assembled by Alan.