A man with autism opened a cafe with his family during the pandemic. Now, they’re helping young people with disabilities enter the workforce.

“We just want this to be a safe place for these people to come in, feel of service and of value, learn some vocational skills,” his mom said. ] Jacob McFarland loves making and bringing his parents coffee — earning him the household nickname “Barista Jake,” which spread to the rest of Norristown, Pennsylvania. And…

Philanthropist celebrates children with special needs

A philanthropist, Oma Uche-Oji, has initiated a programme, Super Kids Festival (SKF), to give children with disabilities a sense of belonging in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Oma, who spoke at the event held in Port Harcourt on Friday, said she initiated the programme following her findings that kids with special needs were not properly recognised…

BJ’s Charitable Foundation Grants $10,000 to Cardinal Cushing Centers

Cardinal Cushing Centers recently received a $10,000 grant from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation. This grant was used to purchase a SMART Table and accompanying technology for South Shore Industries, Cushing’s employment training program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “We are so appreciative of the support we received from BJ’s Charitable Foundation,” said Jansi Chandler,…