In Amagansett, New York there is a kitchen that is dedicated toward employing people within the disability community. Shirley Ruch, founder of the South Fork Bakery, is a Speech-Language Pathologist. During her times as speech pathologist Shirley learned that parents had kids who were leaving high school with no jobs. Shirley decided to use baking as one way of teaching socialization, as well as job practice while creating more employment for people with disabilities. South Fork Bakery is famous for providing many beloved bakery treats such as pies like pecan, chocolate or apple, as well as bars like chocolate and blondie, as well as delicious cookies. The bakery has been featured on ABC 7 New York as well as other news channels to help spread the message of helping people with disabilities have more jobs.
To learn more : https://abc7ny.com/bakery-cookies-south-fork-desserts/7492208/
South Fork Bakery Website: https://www.southforkbakery.org/