"My major purpose is to provide some sort of opportunity for both my son to have a meaningful life, and eventually to grow the business so we can employ other individuals on the spectrum."
Blake is on the lower functioning end of the autism spectrum. He does not speak and needs 24-hour supervision.
"What I taught him to do is be is the mold filler," she says as he pours chocolate into a mold. "He's the one who takes the product we put into the chocolate. He can actually fill up the truffle molds, the chocolate molds."
The sales of the chocolates are small at this point with part of the profits going to autism-related charities. She's hoping to grow it large enough to move it out of her kitchen and turn it into a model other small businesses can use for adults with autism
"In the next possibly five to ten years there's going to be a huge amount of people becoming adults, and I don't think people are farsighted. I think they're shortsighted and they're not really looking at the crisis that's going to be coming," she said.