My oldest son has autism. When he was turning 18 and transitioning to adulthood, he said he wanted to be a chef in a restaurant. So I and his support team have tried to make that happen. We are starting a business that would employ people with autism.
We’ve put together a Gluten free and dairy free baked good company, No Label at the Table. Two thirds of people with autism after HS graduation are unemployed. The statistics get worse the older a person on the spectrum is. Our goal is to open a bakery/quick service restaurant with a certified gluten free kitchen that provides employment opportunities and job skills training for people with autism.