Fireplaces and campfires have always been places to bring people together and this product is doing that and so much more…
Meet Daniel, a young adult with autism who makes JT FireStarters by hand! A caring group of people surrounding Daniel put their efforts together to create a company for Daniel called Just Toops so he could begin to earn an income and fulfill his goal of “Taking My Own Path” towards independence.
JT Firestarters are currently available at certain tri-state campgrounds, Theisen’s Home-Farm-Auto, and other fine Outlets. Daniel and his team also hope to expand the business so they can employ other adults with autism, as well.
Using 100% recycled materials, Daniel makes each firestarter by hand.
He then packages them up to be sold at local outlets.
Autism generally, is characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, repetitive behaviors, and trouble developing relationships. Daniel himself is completely nonverbal and his autism is compounded by obsessive compulsive disorder. This combination makes it hard for him to find traditional employment. That is why JT Firestarters is such a blessing for Daniel and hopefully will be an opportunity for other’s with autism in the future, as well.
Every purchase of JT Firestarters gets Daniel and his team one step closer to realizing a fruitful and fulfilling future for Daniel and others in his situation. Please help in spreading the word to your friends and family by sharing our story on facebook and thank you for your support!