Woman with Down Syndrome Couldn’t Get a Job, Started Her Own Cookie Company

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Chattanooga, Tennessee—(Wise Brother)

32-year-old Collette Divitto has Down syndrome, and struggled to get a job after college.  So with her mom’s help, she started her own business instead.

She’s always loved baking.  So in 2015, she launched a company called Collettey’s Cookies and got ONE store to start selling them.  Then things grew from there.

A TV station in Boston just did a story on her, because she has around 15 employees, including others with disabilities.  And Collettey’s Cookies are now sold in over 1,000 stores across the country.

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