Self-Advocate Businesses

PAWsitivelyByLily (profile img)


Lily and her family started PAWsitivelyByLily while she was in her high school fashion and design inclusion class. She has fun making and selling dog bandanas and tug toys as well as earrings. Lily is a hard worker and takes pride in what she creates, come check out her amazing products!

Hand in Hand Coffee Company (profile img)

Hand in Hand Coffee Company

We are a family run business wanting to grow and employ other adults with special needs. We offer ordering delicious, locally roasted coffee online and delivered to your doorstep every month. Inclusion Brew is a light and medium roast blend, we have medium and dark roast as well. Whole bean or ground. DRINK COFFEE. DO GOOD.

The Fry Guy (profile img)

The Fry Guy

Owner and entrepreneur, Ronnie Brown, brings to the table his intoxicating affinity for fries, fries and more fries! Using his crafted technique to create his personal favorite buffalo fries to queso fries, pizza fries, jalapeno popper fries and other slices of gourmet fried heaven, Ronnie's serving up the richest flavors. As an added bonus, he armed foodies with sauces for every tongue's taste – be it sweet, spicy, classic savory or a walk on the wild side. THE FRY GUY has the sauce!

Poppin Joe's (profile img)

Poppin Joe's

Poppin Joe's Gourmet Kettle Korn was established to show that Joe Steffy, a young man with autism and Down syndrome, is able to work. He is the CEO of this popular business that gives him an opportunity to do a variety of tasks he can chose between while at work each day. The business sells fresh popped kettle korn at festivals, and in local retail outlets.

Woofles and Biscuits (profile img)

Woofles and Biscuits

Woofles and Biscuits is about organic ingredients, our canine friends, and a young woman named Ashley who uses her abilities to overcome disabilities. We pride ourselves on baking delicious biscuits, made with exceptional ingredients, that your dogs will love. Compare our ingredients labels and guaranteed analysis to other biscuits. You will see the difference. And your dogs will taste the difference!

HÆRFEST COFFEE Roasting Co. (profile img)


HÆRFEST COFFEE Roasting Co. is a wholesale specialty coffee roaster who supplies exceptional coffee from around the world to restaurants, hotels, and cafes. Wholesale packages can be custom created to include store build out consulting, equipment packages, on site training, and private label branding. Every aspect of the company was intentionally created to provide a job opportunity for those with a disability.

Doggy Delights by Allison (profile img)

Doggy Delights by Allison

Doggy Delights is a perfect business for Allison because she can spend time in the kitchen producing the treats. She uses her organizational skills in preparing the packaging for the treats and doing the business end of things. Promoting her business and selling the treats gets her out into the community meeting people and their dogs

Down for Doughnuts (profile img)

Down for Doughnuts

One night at dinner we were talking about what kind of business we should have and out of the blue Zach said “I want a doughnut shop.” From that night on, we knew that one day we were going to have a doughnut shop. Down for Doughnuts offers doughnuts, muffins, coffee and other assorted foods and drinks. We have a relationship with a world class coffee company that sets us apart from all others.

Gracie's Doggie Delights (profile img)

Gracie's Doggie Delights

Gracie's Doggie Delights is operated by an enterprising young woman with Down syndrome who loves dogs. These are her dog's favorites and we hope they will your pet's favorites too. Her Doggie Delights are made with just ONE ingredient. Freeze dried USDA inspected meat. No additives. No chemicals. The high value dog treat you've been looking for.

Gabi's Grounds (profile img)

Gabi's Grounds

Gabi's Grounds is an advocate for the value, inclusion, and acceptance of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We promote equal access to persons with disabilities in our workplace. We create market value that includes everyone in an enriched community while providing great coffee and a unique customer service experience.

Cameron's Coffee & Chocolates (profile img)

Cameron's Coffee & Chocolates

Guilt-free chocolate was once just a dream for lovers of sweetness everywhere, but with Cameron's Chocolates it is here! Our remarkable chocolates are made with love and devotion by a wonderful group of young adults and volunteers. Cameron's Coffee and Chocolates offers an early morning array of coffee drinks, tea and freshly baked pastries made and baked in our own kitchen.

4 Coffee and Grace (profile img)

4 Coffee and Grace

Through Dreamers Merchant Coffee, Grace will have the opportunity to learn independence, self confidence, and to empower herself to be included in society. 4 Coffee and Grace features three Organic, Rain Forest Certified, Fair Trade Dreamers blends which are available both group or whole bean. Visit our website for our coffees, teas and other amazing products!