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Woman with Down syndrome runs her own successful cookie business after bakers refused to hire her

By Mason White 1:13 PM December 15, 2016
Collette Devitto 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A woman with Down syndrome became a successful business owner after being rejected for jobs as a baker.

26-year-old Collette Devitto of Boston, Massachusetts, loves to be in the kitchen and whip up good treats.

Devitto decided that working in a bakery would be the perfect job for herself. However, due to her disability, her applications were rejected by business owners.

Devitto did not give up. She started her own baking business, selling cookies. At first, she began by selling her baked goods in one grocery store.

However, when people heard about her story, she received a lot of support and orders from around the country.

She then set up a website named, where she takes orders for her chocolate chip cinnamon cookies at $18 per dozen.