SUGAR HOUSE — Every Tuesday, Brian Parker takes out the trash for his parents. And for the rest of the neighborhood.
“He’ll leave generally around 10 o’clock (in the morning) and sometimes it’s not until 10 o’clock at night that he gets back,” said Edward Parker, Brian’s dad.
As capable as he is, something’s always been missing.
“I’ve never had a job where I’d have to be there, check in, stay there until the end of my shift,” Brian Parker said.
Then, he met Heidi Nielson.
“People with special needs are committed people and they want to work, and they want to contribute to society,” Nielson said.
She and her husband, Chris, heard about an ice cream store in Dallas called Howdy Homemade Ice Cream.
David and Susan Koelliker, friends of the Nielsons, encouraged them to open a franchise.
“We all have …
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