Here at Candleworks by ACLD, we’re all about igniting a desire in adults with autism, learning and developmental disabilities. A desire for greater independence. A desire to put talents to good use. A desire to live life to its fullest.

Just as a candle is a symbol of hope, Candleworks provides hopeful opportunities for employment for these individuals. From processing orders to melting and mixing our perfect blend of fragrances and wax to hand-pouring each item, packaging and shipping your order, our employees are there every step of the way. Candleworks gives each staff member the tools to create something of their own, as they pour their love and care into each candle.


Located on Long Island, New York, Candleworks was created in 2022 by not-for-profit agency Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD). Candleworks is an extension of ACLD's mission to provide opportunities for children and adults with learning and developmental disabilities to pursue enviable lives, promote independence and foster supportive relationships within the community. For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, employment offers greater economic self-sufficiency through the application of their skills and active participation in their communities.


Our mission at Candleworks is simple. We hope to enrich the lives of adults with learning and developmental disabilities by connecting them with fulfilling careers creating hand-crafted scented candles whose beauty and origin will inspire you.


Each Candleworks candle is made with love and only the best ingredients. Our candles will add beauty and fragrance to your home, and with each product purchased from Candleworks, you can feel good knowing that your order is positively impacting the lives of our employees.