Cookie Cookie Ice Cream isn't just an ice cream store - it's the answer to a question over five years in the asking. When Addison's sister, Hannah, was in high school, she wanted to work in food service, but there was no restaurant anywhere near her high school that would work with special needs transition students. Now, two years after her graduation, he and his mother, Connie, have created Cookie Cookie Ice Cream to be what they couldn't find before. Cookie Cookie Ice Cream works with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to train students from area schools to make and sell cookies, coffee, and ice cream.
Cookie Cookie Ice Cream is dedicated to providing the community with satisfyingly sweet treats while creating fulfilling, meaningful work to teens and adults with disabilities. 70% of our supported staff is neuro-diverse. Our store promotes self-advocacy, community, and dignity for a population that is frequently denied these opportunities. Everyone who enters our shop leaves with a sense of comfort, inclusion, and usually a cookie or six.
Not only do we make cookies, but we use them, too! Cool?