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Luv Michael is more than just delicious handmade granola. Luv Michael is made up of compassionate individuals whose mission is to train, educate and employ people with Autism. Check back often as we’re always on the move!

We Are Blessed: Greek Orthodox Archbishop of the Americas Visits Luv Michael

On Tuesday we were honored to welcome Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Orthodox Church of America, where he joined Founder and President Dr. Lisa Liberatore, M.D. on a tour and blessing of our new state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and learning center…

We’ve Got a Friend – Thank You, Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages!

For those who know us, the term “falling off a cliff” is the societal phenomenon that urged us to start our business. It refers to the abrupt end of special public education and disability programs for young adults with autism…

Luv Michael and Friends Cut Ribbon on New Tribeca NYC Headquarters, Expanding Autism-to-Work Program

New York, NY – Surrounded by family, friends, special educators, supporters, and New York Lawmakers, granola snack-maker and employer of autistic adults, Luv Michael Co. opened their flagship commercial kitchen and learning center in the heart of New York’s Tribeca…

CBS News Covers Luv Michael’s New Home In Manhattan

When it comes to this kitchen, there could never be too many chefs. A Queens non-profit is not only expanding into Manhattan, but looking to employ more adults with autism to help them continue to grow. There may be six…

Luv Michael’s Gets A New Home

Our story is about to take a huge leap forward with the opening in late October of our higher-capacity, state-of-the-art Kitchen, Learning Center and Pop-Up Retail Store in the vibrant Tribeca area of New York City. Luv Michael’s new home,…

Luv Michael East End Initiative – Sharing The Luv

As part of our efforts to expand our Autism-Made-Autism-Paid model, Luv Michael works with young adults with developmental disabilities on Long Island's East End. With the incredible support of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons and the Ladies Philoptochas…

Arts Elektra Benefit for Luv Michael: Le Revéil (The Awakening)

7 World Trade is Center Stage for Spring Awakening of Arts-Music Performance Benefiting Autism Employment The artwork created this evening is offered for auction. All proceeds generously contributed to Luv Michael. Click here to participate. Amongst the architectural majesty of…

Downtown: The Strokes Nikolai Fraiture and his brother Pierre perform at 7 WTC, to benefit autism

Downtown Magazine interviews Pierre and Nikolai Fraiture of Arts Elektra for their performance art event, Le Revéil (The Awakening) to benefit Luv Michael. The event was held at 7 World Trade Center at the Silverstein Properties event space. "I have…

Luv Michael Photo Shoot: Granologists Get The Star Treatment

As they should! Last month, the Luv Michael Granologists made room in the kitchen for pro photographer Gus Butera and his crew. Luv Michael partners Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness arranged the photo shoot to show our Granologists in their element…

We Luv Milestones: Jenna and Donna Pass Their New York Food Handler’s License Exams

We are so very proud of them and know they are unstoppable. It is a lesson for all about the importance of hard work and determination and of sharing the Luv.

QNS: Bayside Founder of Luv Michael Granola Company Helps People With Autism To Succeed In The Workplace

In 2015, Dr. Lisa Liberatore founded the Luv Michael Granola company, a Long Island City-based nonprofit which aims to “train, educate and employ people with autism and special needs.”

Join Us June 15th In The Hamptons! An Evening of Fun and Dancing

You’re invited to the The 6th Annual Dr. Nikitas Kessaris Summer Musical Event June 15th

Luv Michael and East End Disability Association Produce Greek Delights At Hamptons Church

Luv Michael, pioneers of the trademarked education model known as “Autism Made Autism Paid” are taking their “Luv” of all things delicious to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons this week. Six individuals with autism and special needs will…

Luv Michael Welcomes New Members Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Luv Michael is honored and pleased to announce the addition of three new board members each of whom bring a wealth of talent, experience, and commitment to our mission that will help Luv Michael flourish and grow.

EVENT: NYC Showing: “Extraordinary People: A Documentary About Adults with Autism & Employment”

NYC Showing Monday January 14, 2019 - "Extraordinary People: A Documentary About Adults with Autism & Employment" Extraordinary People Documentary Trailer from Gina Ireland on Vimeo. When: January 14, 2019 Where:  AMC Loews Orpheum 7  - 1538 Third Avenue, East…

Tribeca Citizen: Seen & Heard: Luv Michael’s Granola Shop

From Tribeca Citizen: The folks at Luv Michael—where people with autism make granola—discussed their plans for 42 Walker. No word on when it might be ready, though. (UPDATE 1/2: They’re saying late February/early March.) If you’d rather not watch the…

Tribeca: New Exhaust Hood Going Up!

Progress continues in our new Tribeca Kitchen and Learning Facility. Our generous and able construction partners have begun raising the exhaust hood which will keep the air In our busy future kitchen clean and safe. We're very happy with every…

LUV Michael Founders Dr. Lisa Liberatore and Dr. Dimitri Kessaris Honored by NSASA

LUV Michael Founders Dr. Lisa Liberatore and Dr. Dimitri Kessaris Honored at NSASA 2018 Stand up for Comedy Event Nassau Suffolk Autism Society of America supports over 2,000 Long Island families enjoy a wide range of public events that can otherwise…

Luv Michael Takes Part in “Shark-Tank” Style Non Profit Pitch

AI360° Pitch Project- Small businesses, start-ups and non-profits that aim to support individuals with autism/DD with innovative employment and inclusions models and concepts will have the opportunity to partner with major financial, communications and/or media companies to build their business.…

VIDEO: Luv Michael on Building NY – The Story Behind the Story

Luv Michael Founder, Dr. Lisa Liberatore sits down with CUNY-TV’s Michael Stoler for an in-depth interview about her life growing up and going from autism parent to autism-to-work activist.

VIDEO: Luv Michael Joins Oppenheimer Funds Discussion on National Disability Employment Awareness Month

VIDEO: Luv Michael Joins Oppenheimer Funds Discussion on National Disability Employment Awareness Month As part of National Disability Awareness Month, OppenheimerFunds Disabilities Network hosted a panel discussion on improving employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, which included local entrepreneurs and…

I Care 4 Autism National Conference Washington D.C.

I Care 4 Autism National Conference Washington D.C. October 10, 2018 - World Mental Health Day - Luv Michael Founder and President, Lisa Liberatore and Member, Board of Directors, Suzanne Reek attended The ICare4Autism National Conference at the U.S. Capitol.…

TV: Save The Date: October 28th – Luv Michael On Building NY With Michael Stoler

Tune in Sunday, October 28th at 12:00 pm to CUNY TV at 12:00 pm. Founder and President Dr. Lisa Liberatore talks to Michael Stoler for his “Building New York” program.

LUV MICHAEL To POPSUGAR: “We Had To Think Outside The Box”

LUV MICHAEL to POPSUGAR: "We Had to Think Outside the Box" Founder and President Dr. Lisa Liberatore talks to POPSUGAR MOMS about the creation and enduring growth of Luv Michael Co. : Luv Michael, which is based in Long Island…

Thank You From Our Friends At EmbraceKulture In Uganda

Sure to put a smile on your face..Watch this "thank you" Luv Michael video from our friends at EmbraceKulture...an organization in Uganda that helps children with disabilities...What a beautiful expression of happy, smile, appreciation and sharing the LUV Each order is hand…

EVENT | Sneak Peak At Luv Michael’s New Tribeca Space

Every year, over 50,000 individuals with autism, age out of the school system and are unable to find meaningful work. Luv Michael was created to change this. Be one of the first to see Luv Michael’s future home in Tribeca and to learn more…

Learn More About Luv Michael Event

Join Us April 19th To Hear Our Story, Learn How To Get Involved With Luv Michael & Sample Our Delicious New Luv Michael Granola Bark When:  Thursday, April 19th - 6pm - 7:30pm Where: Lenox Hill Hospital, Bruno Presentation Room…

Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay Visits Luv Michael

What an amazing day! Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay stopped by the Luv Michael kitchen to spend time with our granologist! We had a great time interviewing him and learning all his secrets about how to run and manage a successful…

Luv Michael On NBC EXTRA With MARIO LOPEZ

For those of us that grew up with Saved by The Bell, how cool is this? AC Slater aka Mario Lopez from NBC's television show Extra helped us share the luv by handing out our delicious organic, gluten-free luv michael granola to audience members!…

Luv Michael Featured On ABC World News Segment

In the New: New Doors Open for Young Autistic Man Luv Michael was recently featured on ABC World News Tonight with David Muir. After graduating High School, Sam Antar and his family were looking for an outlet for Sam to…

Luv Michael Wins JetBlue BlueBud Program

Press Release: JetBlue BlueBud Win On a balmy October 10th eve in New York City, JetBlue declared Luv Michael a winner of its BlueBud competition, recognizing Luv Michael as a start-up food company with incredible potential and a critical mission.…

All You Need Is LUV – Doctoring – Northwell

All You Need is Luv Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ) has a publication called Doctoring, which highlights exciting things their physicians and staff members do in and outside of the hospital. In the second volume of 2017, Doctoring magazine reached…

Luv Michael Now Being Sold In All New York D’Agostino Supermarkets

Luv Michael is proud to announce that we'll soon be sold in all New York D'Agostino Supermarkets! D'Agostino Supermarkets is a family-owned supermarket chain in the New York City area, founded in 1932. Luv Michael Granola will be available in all 10…

Luv Michael Participates In Row For Autism 2017

Help Luv Michael Share the Luv Luv Michael is proud to participate in Row for Autism 2017 being held by Port Rowing. The event is free to spectators, friends and families. The regatta will include music, art and food as…

Luv Michael Visits NBA’s Headquarters To Kick Off Autism Awareness Month

Yesterday, Luv Michael's was invited to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) corporate headquarters to kick off Autism Awareness Month. The ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2017. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day…

Port Washington Gold Coast Classic Indoor Regatta

Members of the Luv Michael team competed at Port Washington Gold Coast Classic Indoor Regatta this past weekend. We sold a ton of our healthy, organic, gluten free and delicious Originola Granola. To learn more about Port Rowing visit: http://www.portrowing.com/ [vc_gallery…

Luv Michael Granola Makes Us Sing

Packaging Our Luv Michael Granola

Making Luv Michael Granola In The Kitchen

Luv Michael Is Now Available At Select Long Island Starbucks

We are proud to officially announce that Luv Michael Granola can now be found in 11 Starbucks throughout Long Island. Please visit https://luvmichael.com/find-us/ to view more information and directions.

CBS New York Visits Luv Michael At Home

New York 1 News – ‘Recipe For Success’

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…

Row For Autism 2016

[vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="11512,11511,11510,11509,11508,11507,11506,11505,11504,11503,11502,11501,11500,11499,11498" img_size="250x250"] We'd like to thank our staff, volunteers, customers and of course the rowers for supporting us and our mission at the 2016 Row for Autism Regatta. Unfortunately, due to high winds the rowers, including our own Michael…

Luv Michael’s Granola Invited To The NBA Headquarters

[vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="11527,11526,11525,11524,11523,11522,11521" img_size="250x250"] 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…

Luv Michael Is Now Available At Bromley Market In Vermont

We are proud to announce that Luv Michael Granola is now being offered at Bromley Market in Vermont. After a long day on the slopes, stop by Bromley Market and pick up a bag, or five or… you can always purchase…

AHRC Award Acceptance Speech

We wanted to show you a little clip from our super amazing Granologist, Jonathan's, speech on March 11, 2016. AHRC Nassau, a not-for-profit organization, meets the needs of children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities by providing community-based…

Luv Michael At NYU & Heart Share Presentation

[vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="11546,11545,11544,11543,11530" img_size="250x250"] Luv Michael had a great time introducing our story at the NYU Heart Share event.

Luv Michael Proud To Support Friends of Port Rowing

Proud to support our rowing team! Go Port!!! See you at our next big event, Row for Autism, April 16. Come see Luv Michael and our adaptive rowers on the water at North Hempstead Beach Park.

Media | Port Washington Native Bakes Up Success In A Non-Autistic World

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.

1st Batch of Mission Maple Granola

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…

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