social enterprise opportunities for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities.


Launched in 2010, CleanABLE is operated by adults with developmental disabilities who we call Partners. Partners of this business are contracted to provide the quality care and cleaning of toys used in the behavioural therapies of children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. This successful enterprise provides services to two of Surrey Place Centre’s locations and operates in the early evenings three days per week.

While this model is similar to those of the Lemon & Allspice Cookery and the Coffee Shed’s, the Partners at CleanABLE work independantly with minimal support from Job Coaches. This demonstrates that with the right type of structure, persons with developmental disabilities can contribute and thrive in certain workplace environments.



To inquire about CleanABLE’s services, contact Common Ground Co-operative directly.