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Dad buys ice cream truck, runs it along with his 2 children with particular wants

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Whereas the sound of an ice cream truck could also be a well-known tune of summer time, one Loveland household is working to make these with particular wants extra acquainted faces to be discovered contained in the truck’s service window.Joel and Freida Wegener have ten organic children. Two of their grownup children, Josh, 18, and Mary Kate, 21, have Down Syndrome. In wanting on the glass ceiling of sources for adults with totally different skills, Joel Wegener determined to create his personal employment alternatives for his children.In April, he and his children opened up an ice cream truck enterprise. The household bought the truck from one other particular wants household in Indiana. Freida Wegener got here up with the title “Particular Neat Treats” as a joyful nod to the particular wants employment facet of the enterprise.Since its launch in spring, Joel Wegener mentioned gross sales have “exceeded expectations” with shut to five,000 dessert models bought. The household enterprise says it began with gross sales via occasions and driving down streets in Loveland and now has unfold all through Better Cincinnati. The Wegeners say their hottest merchandise is the SpongeBob popsicle. Ice cream cones, chocolate bars, frozen sweet bars and candy treats additionally make up the menu.Wegener says the objective is to assist train his children monetary, communication and social abilities. He says he additionally needs to create extra participating conversations about informing communities concerning the hiring potential of individuals with totally different skills.“It’s far more than promoting ice cream,” Joel Wegener mentioned. “It’s about an expertise for everyone, however to present my children one thing to do and present different dad and mom perhaps there’s something artistic, out of the field that we are able to come up for our household and for our youngsters to do.”Joel Wegener says he plans to proceed the enterprise subsequent yr with hopes of increasing his fleet of vans.To be taught extra about Particular Neat Treats, the right way to e-book an occasion or the place to seek out the truck’s subsequent cease, click on right here.

Whereas the sound of an ice cream truck could also be a well-known tune of summer time, one Loveland household is working to make these with particular wants extra acquainted faces to be discovered contained in the truck’s service window.

Joel and Freida Wegener have ten organic children. Two of their grownup children, Josh, 18, and Mary Kate, 21, have Down Syndrome. In wanting on the glass ceiling of sources for adults with totally different skills, Joel Wegener determined to create his personal employment alternatives for his children.

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In April, he and his children opened up an ice cream truck enterprise. The household bought the truck from one other particular wants household in Indiana. Freida Wegener got here up with the title “Particular Neat Treats” as a joyful nod to the particular wants employment facet of the enterprise.

Since its launch in spring, Joel Wegener mentioned gross sales have “exceeded expectations” with shut to five,000 dessert models bought. The household enterprise says it began with gross sales via occasions and driving down streets in Loveland and now has unfold all through Better Cincinnati. The Wegeners say their hottest merchandise is the SpongeBob popsicle. Ice cream cones, chocolate bars, frozen sweet bars and candy treats additionally make up the menu.

Wegener says the objective is to assist train his children monetary, communication and social abilities. He says he additionally needs to create extra participating conversations about informing communities concerning the hiring potential of individuals with totally different skills.

“It’s far more than promoting ice cream,” Joel Wegener mentioned. “It’s about an expertise for everyone, however to present my children one thing to do and present different dad and mom perhaps there’s something artistic, out of the field that we are able to come up for our household and for our youngsters to do.”

Joel Wegener says he plans to proceed the enterprise subsequent yr with hopes of increasing his fleet of vans.

To be taught extra about Particular Neat Treats, the right way to e-book an occasion or the place to seek out the truck’s subsequent cease, click on right here.

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