Self-Advocate Businesses

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21 Pineapples

Nate is 19, and is the CEO of his own Hawaiian shirt company. 21 Pineapples! Nate has been on the radio, tv and has over a hundred gold medals from the Special Olympics. After starting 21 pineapples, he hit one million in sales in merely 6 months. He is also known as the king of TikTok with over 600k followers. Nate was the lead model in this year‘s LA fashion week. He has modeled for companies such as Culver’s. Nate will be featured in a music video that will launch on October 1 for a very inspiring country artist. Nate's success is only beginning, but he loves to share his love throughout the world.

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A Little Something Extra

A Little Something Extra was created in 2018, by Anthony and Michelle Norwood, so their son Hunter could have an employment opportunity. Today, there are more than 20 young adults who are trained ice cream experts and work alongside Hunter. A Little Something Extra Ice Cream is truly changing the world one ice cream at a time!

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allie art

allie art is the colorful creation of Allie Guard, a young woman with Down syndrome from Cincinnati who is drawn to the magic of color. She fills intricate patterns with bright hues to create graphic landscapes, each with unique qualities of movement and emotion. After completing a design, the artwork is either framed for display, turned into wearable art in jewelry and accessories, or added to usable items.

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Angel Babies Boutique

Angel Babies Boutique is inspired to bring more awareness to the Down Syndrome community. This Boutique will delivery limited time only designer T-shirts, Hats and Paintings. Thank you in advance for spreading more awareness and shopping here at Angel Babies Boutique.

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Anna's Art

Anna is a unique and gifted young lady pursuing her passion. Creating life expressions we can all relate to represented on canvas, paper and card stock. Check out the many different cards at Anna's Art including the Assortment of Animal Cards and the many different cards featuring flowers!

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April's Cottage Soaps

Hello, I am an artist/soap maker living in in Ohio. About six years ago I began making goat milk and shey butter melt and pour soaps for my family and gifts. I loved painting the soaps and using the herbs from my garden. The essential oils smell great too. I really enjoy making personal soaps for our friends special occasions. Come check out April's Cottage Soaps at my online store!

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Ask Izze

As a certified life coach, I help people make progress in their lives to attain greater well-being. Clarifying your goals, identifying the obstacles holding you back, and coming up with strategies are just a couple of ways I can help you. I primarily serve people with disabilities and their families, but love helping everyone achieve their goals. When you donate to the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), you'll receive a complimentary 15-minute consultation as my way of giving back and supporting positive change in the Down syndrome community. Contact me today to get started!

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Austin's Underdawgs

Austin is serving up custom Dawgs. These are not your everyday hot dogs, but an Austin's Underdawg! Your guests will experience love at first bite! Advocacy, awareness, inclusion, independence and a living wage is within reach in your community. Investing in an Underdawg's Franchise is the first step to meaningful self-employment for your family member.

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Beth Ann Margolis

Beth Anna Margolis (b.1971) is a painter and a poet and has been creating art for over 25 years. Her new book, Paintings of My Life, offers an incredible insight on Beth Anna's world view, nurtured by her personal experiences and gifts of creativity. Her colorful pastel and watercolor paintings, and her thoughtful prose, reflect Beth's bright personality, her sense of humor, and her love of nature.

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Blake's Snow Shack

It started with snow cones. Then it snowballed. Blake Pyron rolled up his sleeves, stocked up on syrup and opened Blake's Snow Shack for business in 2015. Blake's inspirational story has gone worldwide, with national and international press establishing the Snow Shack as a can't-miss stop on any Texas tour. After all, it serves up two amazing things: crazy delicious snow cones and Blake's million-dollar smile.

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BU Candles by Jacob

BU Candles is a business committed to making high-quality soy wax candles and recognizing and celebrating the contributions of people with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to create a brand with a focus on embodying all elements of a healthy lifestyle. BU aims to promote self-care, wellness, and sustainability by creating eco-friendly products for you and your home. The inspiration behind the phrase of BU is simply the message to always be yourself and celebrate who you are.

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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.