When did the Sheltered Workshop go out of Fashion? It was an incredible resource for our neighbors with severe disabling conditions. Rsides socializing persons, sheltered workshops provided respite care for family members. My favorite example of a successful Sheltered Workshop was called Cookie Creation. Their product was a large individually wrapped cookie which then were sold in malls. Cookie Creation's kitchen was outfitted with Washington State Surplus and was the brain child of Judy Abbot, Director, Region 3, DSHS/DVR back in the late 1990's.