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When Collette, who was born with Down syndrome, tried finding a job and making some money, she kept running into barriers. Potential employers told her they liked her qualities, but said she “wasn’t the right fit.”

“It’s very upsetting to me,” Collette told WBZ. “It’s very hard to find a paying job for people like me who have special needs.”

So Collette decided it was time to become her own boss. She started a web site, made business cards, bought ingredients, and learned how to write invoices. She is already taking online delivery order

Collette recently received a fellowship through the Institute of Community Inclusion. She’s formed her business plan and is seeking an investor who will give her company a chance to grow into a larger market.

To read more about Collette and her business,

Collette is in a kitchen putting her cookies that she has just taken out of the oven onto a cooling rack







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