"Autistic children never really grow up. How are we going to take care of them?" - USA TODAY, January 2016
SNACK* 21+ is here to provide the same opportunities available to typically developing young adults to those with developmental disabilities, who are no longer provided with specialized care after age 21. Your purchases keep ourSNACK * 21+members busy working!
Who is Mary Neary?Mary Neary is the mother ofSNACK*'sfounder, Jackie Ceonzo, and grandmother of Jackie's son andSNACK 21+member, Joey. Joe and his friends label, package, and ship Mary Neary Cosmetics orders on a daily basis through the newly implemented 21+ program atSNACK*, a New York City based non-profit organization committed to the continuous growth and empowerment of children and adults with special needs.
Why Cosmetics? As the founder of Mary Neary Cosmetics, Mary wanted nothing more for Joey than a full life filled with fun and friends. As Joey and his peers grew older and their needs changed, Mary suggested that SNACK* take over her prized cosmetics business, providing these aspiring young adults with purpose. SNACK* 21+ provides these special young adults with a safe and welcoming environment, where they can experience fun, make friends, learn independence, practice skills, and gain a sense of accomplishment. Have a product you’d like our kids to work with? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org