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Businesses by adults who have Down syndrome

Support adults with Down syndrome who have their own businesses.

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America According to Connor Gifford

Just when 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with America’s direction, along comes Conner Giffor, an amazing young man from Nantucket who has Down Syndrome, to make sense of our past. Illustrated with 58 of Connor’s drawings, the 53 insightful profiles span 400 years of America’s journey to ""get it right."" The key themes include: civil rights, women’s rights, why wars begin, religious freedom, individual responsibility. The book changes stereotypes and perception about those with Down Syndrome, Autism, and other special needs. The book is ideal for educators and libraries for its innovative ways it teaches American History.

Andrew at Group Hug Apparel

Now calling their little business venture, Group Hug Apparel, Andrew and Karen sell the popular tees, hoodies, and other cool items at a slew of events, festivals, and charity fundraisers (and now world wide through the GHA web store) with a portion of the proceeds donated to many important charities and community organizations.

Andrew Weatherly - Painting, Poetry and Photography

Warm, insightful, intuitive and caring - Andrew Weatherly has brought all of these heartfelt qualities together, expressing the innermost thoughts and visions of a profoundly perceptive young man. His sincerity and provocative realizations are expressed through a variety of artistic venues.


"Right now, Rudick is in the startup phase and has only been selling her cards online for a month. She makes all of her cards by hand in a tiny studio in Richfield. The 26-year-old creates card kits and customized greeting cards for every occasion, and her wares are already getting some positive buzz -- but she isn't just interested in seeing her business succeed. For her, the process is another step toward independence." - From a story on

Artist Michael Johnson |

Michael Johnson is a gifted young artist who specializes in paintings of animals. He finds inspiration in the world around him and he frequently paints portraits of pets for their owners. Michael's style can be described as naïve. His work is immediately recognizable because of Michael's use of bright and cheerful colors, happy scenes, and flowers and trees.

Ashley By Design | Fashions Especially For Down syndrome

Yes, I have Down syndrome.
Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do.
Let Me Show You What I CAN Do!

Bernadette Resba / artist

Born in Nashville TN with Down Syndrome, Bernadette has become well known in the art community worldwide.
Her exposure to the art world and culture started as a child attending as many art galleries, museums, concert halls and plays as her time would allow.
From an early age she was encouraged to draw and color in her own style as a form of expression and therapy. This has resulted in a body of work which documents an artist developing a unique style entirely her own.

Brandon at BBLove Photos

Here you can find great landscape photographs at an affordable price. You can also learn more about Brandon and his journey of becoming a professional photographer. You can also view some more of Brandon's photographs.

Christian Royal Pottery

THE POTTERY - Christian Royal Pottery is high-fired stoneware that is handmade using slab-building techniques. The stoneware incorporates the natural splendor of leaves or the artistry of beautiful laces, which are shaped into flowing designs and functional forms. The making of stoneware involves numerous steps over several days.

Corbin Chanter / Artist

Corbin's colorful artwork can be purchased on t-shirts and cards!

Donna and Jenna at Just For You Card Art

Dedicated to All Who Love Crafts

We are the best of friends. We enjoy making cards and want to sell the beautiful cards we create. With the support of our parents Just For You CardArt was launched.

Dylan at DK Arts

Dylan Kuehl is sole proprietor of DK Arts and a life-long resident of Olympia, Washington. An ambitious visual and performing artist, Dylan performs live in community dance events 2-3 times a year. He has won several art contests and has had his work published in numerous publications including the "Washington State Adolescent Transition Resource Notebook."

Erik - artist at Brown Bear Products

Erik is an Alaskan Artist, experiencing Down syndrome and autism. He was born when his parents, Steve and Linda, were trapping in the Lake Clark area of Alaska. His first years were spent wrapped in a sleeping bag, strapped in a box on top of a dog sled, piled with all the family’s worldly goods.

Florida Keys Art by Cinnamon, Shop Florida Keys art, Florida Keys photography

Buy Florida Keys Art by Florida Keys artist Cinnamon Edgar. Official online store for Florida Keys photography, Florida Keys art, Florida Keys note cards.

Fused Glass Jewelry | Dichroic Jewelry | Glass Art

Fused Glass Jewelry, Dichroic Glass Pendants, Broaches, Wearable Art.

KK is 15 years old and has Down syndrome. Kailin has already created many beautiful glass pendants. We are hoping her interest will continue to grow and that this will eventually become an income-producing business for her. Currently, all family members are working on the new business and enjoying creating art together. Kailin continues to create, while Mary and Bill handle the glass cutting, drilling and wire wrapping.

Gabe's Glass Creations

Gabe is a self-employed business owner who is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He learned glass fusing while attending the Challenge New Mexico day program and has taken classes at Bullseye Glass Co.’s Resource Center in Santa Fe. Gabe also works on fused glass at his day program, Phame, Inc., in Santa Fe.

Gabe brings his unique perspective to each piece of art, often basing themes on his favorite movies, music and people.

Gracie's Doggie Delights

Gracie's Doggie Delights specializes in dog treats made of Freeze Dried USDA Inspected Meat. Owned by Grace, a young enterprising woman with Down syndrome.

Haileys Card Company

Hand crafted items for any occasion made lovingly by a young woman who happens to have Down syndrome

Jacob Mosbacher | Artist

Jacob Mosbacher, a young adult with Down syndrome, is a talented painter working in the Chicago area.

Jasmine's Bunting Co. | San Marcos, CA 92078

We have created a sewing business that young adults with special needs can do! And a fantastic product that with strengthen family celebrations!

John's Crazy Socks: Fun Socks You Can Love

John's Crazy Socks is all about offering socks you will love and delivering them fast with personal attention. We're spreading happiness through socks.

Josie's Art | Facebook

Josie's Art can be ordered as Gift Cards (with envelopes), her Artwork on a T-Shirt, Calendars, keyrings or as various size prints. If you would like to have a piece of Josie's Art feel free to get in touch to discuss your order.

An original artwork done by Josie from a photograph of your own choosing is also a possibility provided it meets certain requirements that suit her work... eg - size of work, landscapes only, no people/animals etc... Thank you for Supporting Josie's Art and Down Syndrome Awareness. We look forward to hearing from you !!

Karried Away - Supports For People With Disabilities.

Inspired by teen model, Karrie Brown, Karried Away, Inc assists adults with disabilities find meaningful employment in their communities. Karrie is an internationally recognized model, not only for clothing but as a role model. She has proven that you can have dreams come true with a little help from your friends!