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Find a Way Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We work to improve and enhance the lives of people who are differently-abled and their families to strengthen the community as a whole. We are a grassroots organization made up of parents of children with special needs. I, myself, have a son with autism.
One of our goals at Find a Way is to provide employment opportunities for adults who have disabilities so they may live productive and fulfilling lives. As a culinary graduate and former restaurant owner, I feel the food industry is a wonderful environment in which to forge a career, make social connections and gain valuable life skills.
We are working on opening a restaurant called CafĂ© Inclusion, where 50% or better of our work force will be made up of individuals who face various physical and developmental disabilities. All proceeds from the restaurant will be directed back into the program which will provide no-cost culinary training and independent living assistance to our employees.
For millions of Americans with disabilities, gainful employment remains out of reach. More than 70 percent of adults with disabilities want to work â€“ thatâ€™s an untapped work force of 18 million people. Being the winner of the Leading Moms in Business Competition will allow us to reach a vast section of the population, raising interest and support for our cause and help us provide jobs for the single largest minority group seeking employment in todayâ€™s market. Thank you for your time and consideration.