This woman with down syndrome runs her own cookie business and challenges the treatment of people with special needs in the workplace
As much as we’ve made strides as a society to counter various forms of injustice, we still have a long way to go when it comes to challenging stereotypes surrounding those with special needs and disabilities. Ableism is still an under-discussed topic, and that needs to change.
Collette Divitto is a 26-year-old Boston native who runs her own business. Recently launching Collettey’s, Divitto has found that running her own business brings about new challenges and happiness that she would have never dreamed of before. And despite what others may say or believe, she never believed that her disability would hold her back from achieving her dreams — she has already received 25,000 cookie orders in just one weekend.
Now, Divitto is making her dreams come true, and showing everyone that disabilities aren’t enough to hold her or anyone with special needs back from achieving their dreams.