SO WHAT DOES THE NAME MEAN?
The name comes from a close friend. We asked all our friends and family for store name suggestions and everyone came up with really great and creative names. However when we heard Puzzle Piece I knew that was the right one. Ironically the name was suggested by our son's former Elementary School Special Needs teacher, Charity who now owns her own really cool store BougieRedneck located in West End. Check out her Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/BougieRedneck/
Our goal for the future is to be able to employ individuals with special needs. The unemployment rate for those with special needs is very high and we hope we can help in some capacity. Currently The Puzzle Piece participates in the vocational program for the Special Needs students at Union Pines High School where once a week, during the school year students come and work in the shop. We are honored and excited to be a part of this program.
We live with autism every day and have met many families like ours through the shop. We are happy to be here to provide support and conversation any time. You’ll find that we are dedicated to educating our community about autism; the myths, the facts and the fun! Because so much of what we do is wrapped in our son’s needs, we can talk autism all day and look forward to every opportunity to do so.
So come in, grab a free cup of coffee or tea, shop a little and chat a lot!
We love what we do and we can’t wait to meet you!
Who is The Puzzle Piece
The Puzzle Piece is a YOUR LOCAL one stop resale small business. We specialize in quality gently used products including almost everything from clothing, home & garden products, electronics, vintage items, tools, toys and small furniture items. Our customer is you; men, women & children.
The driving force behind the store is so this will offer our disabled son the opportunity to experience his own independence. Diagnosed with autism at the age of 4, we hope that taking on duties in the store will allow him to interact with you the community and gain important skills and knowledge that will increase his independence while building his self-confidence. If you happen to be here when he is, be prepared to talk about the year, make and model of your car.
The Puzzle Piece name honors our son and all others on the autism spectrum. Autism is represented by a puzzle piece defining the complexity of this brain disorder.
“Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.” (Autism Society NC)
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