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Down Syndrome by Todd T. Eckdahl

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Introduction

Collette Divitto grew up in Boston with a passion for baking cookies. She also grew up with Down syndrome. After graduating from Clemson University, she tried to find a job, but was unsuccessful, and wondered if her struggles were due to her genetic condition. Collette became increasingly frustrated when job interviews seemed to go very well, but she was told over and again that she was not a good fit for the job. Encouraged by friends and family, Collette decided to create her own job. She followed her childhood passion for baking cookies, and started selling what she called “The Amazing Cookie” to a local grocery store. The cinnamon chocolate chip cookie recipe was so popular that Collette started her own company, called Collettey’s ...

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