Collette Divitto, a 26-year-old woman with Down syndrome, has been inspiring other people with developmental disabilities to follow their dreams after getting a taste of success by running her own cookie company in Boston.
“My cookies are like ridiculously yummy cookies,” Divitto, 26, told ABC News of her signature “amazing cookie,” adding that she includes “100 percent love” as an ingredient. “It’s actually chocolate chip with cinnamon. That’s why it’s called an amazing cookie.”
Divitto said that it has been a long journey to get to where she is today.
“We spent a lot of years with a lot of people shutting doors on her,” Rosemary Alfredo, Divitto’s mother, told ABC News, saying that her daughter spent a long time job hunting to no avail.
“Whenever she went on an interview, she always brought people cookies, because she loved to bake cookies and …