For my Feels Good story on my show today, I mentioned this local Chicago bakery that is helping adults with autism. I love what they're doing and wanted to highlight it here:
Unique Sweets, a bakery based on Chicago's Northwest Side, helps young adults with Autism develop work and social skills by baking, managing the kitchen and selling their baked goods.
Founder Liza Curiel started Unique Sweets from her kitchen in 2018 to help her son Sebastian, who has Autism, bridge the gap between school and the working world.
The bakery is a social enterprise organization run completely by volunteers. Each baker and employee gets a stipend from the baked goods they sell.
Curiel said Unique Sweets fills the need of a community for adults with Autism.
I love this! They're hosting "Coffee and Cakes for a Cause" on May 8th. You can order your baked goods online and then pick them up at 1829 N. Spaulding. You can also place your order on the Unique Sweets Facebook Page.