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2016 Disability Holiday Gift Guide

By Emily @emily_ladau

As someone who started out by offering services and piecing together various jobs until finding a full career, I've long admired the entrepreneurial spirit. So, in 2014, I put together a holiday gift guide to celebrate the creative talents and business triumphs of disabled entrepreneurs. It has since become an annual tradition, and I'm really excited to share this 3rd edition of the Disability Holiday Gift Guide as a festive homage to the disability community. This year, the gift guide is particularly special, because I've teamed up with the Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Education for People with Disabilities (CEED) project, which bridges entrepreneurship and disability by providing a comprehensive entrepreneurship education and training program. Many of the business owners on this list completed the CEED training, and are profiled on CEED's website.

Please take some time to shop around and support the hard work of disability-owned small businesses in this gift guide. Also be sure to check out the 2014 and 2015 Disability Holiday Gifts for even more options.

Click here for a plain text version of the gift guide.

Happy shopping, and even happier holidays to all of you!

What would you pick from this gift guide? Did you buy anything from the list? Are you a disabled entrepreneur? Leave a comment and let us know! The Fine Print: This post isn't sponsored. I just picked products that make me happy! Please don't republish any part of this gift guide in print or online. If you would like to share the gift guide via any other publication, please write a little blurb and include the link directly back to this post. You don't have to let me know if you do this, but I'd love if you did so I can personally express my appreciation. Thank you and happy holidays!

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