Woman Starts Coffee Shop That Employs 40 Adults With Mental Disabilities


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.

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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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