Creating purpose

Extraordinary Ventures runs successful businesses with a neurodiverse workforce. We have provided over 200,000 hours of meaningful employment for individuals with I/DD and Autism.

We are a non-profit business serving customers with top quality products and services. For more than 15 years, our extraordinary employees have been an integral part of our community and local economy.

Our Ventures

We operate a portfolio of approximately six ventures on a true business model. Your choice to use our businesses advances our community impact by providing employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities like autism. 

Have we got a story to tell

“One of our goals is giving adults with autism and other challenges a chance to be an integrated member of a workforce and contributor to society.”
– Lori Ireland, Founder of Extraordinary Ventures

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Football Parking Season Passes Available Now!

Did you know that Extraordinary Ventures manages a gameday football parking lot in a prime location on Rosemary Street? Season parking passes are on sale now – order today to secure a fantastic spot for every UNC home football game for the 2023 season. It’s another great way to support our mission.

Go Heels!