April marks Autism Awareness Month. And as NY1’s Shannan Ferry explains, one Queens business is on a mission to help others find the ability in disability. Michael Kessaris spends many mornings perfecting and packaging bags of granola at his test kitchen where he’s known as “Chief Granologist.” But finding a job didn’t come easily for the 18-year-old. Michael has autism and was turned down from culinary school because he doesn’t have a high school diploma.
“Autism as a disability has the highest rate of unemployment, it’s 90%,” said Dr. Lisa Liberatore, Michael’s Mom.
Yesterday was a huge day for Luv Michael. We were invited by the NBA to share our organic, gluten-free and nut-free granola at the NBA corporate headquarters in NYC. We were shown an overwhelming amount of support and generosity from…
Check out a recent article written covering Luv Michael’s humble beginnings and how Luv Michael is continuing to fulfill it’s mission of providing meaningful jobs for the Autistic population.
Seeing the forest for Sweetness
Many hands make the work go fast!! Luv Michael is trying out some new batches of granola made with Mission Maple Syrup. Mission Maple is a premium maple syrup sustainably tapped from FSC-Certified forests. A portion of proceeds is donated to educating the younger generation about conservation.