A coffee shop in Wilmington, North Carolina, employs 40 people with disabilities, as well as two managers who have degrees in special education.
Meet the owner of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, Amy Wright.
Wright’s inspiration came from two of her four children — Beau and Bitty, who have Down syndrome.
When Wright and her husband discovered that nearly 70% of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities do not have jobs, they resolved to do something about it.
“It hit me like a lightning bolt: a coffee shop!” Wright told CNN….
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