Orlando’s new cat cafe is hiring Autistic adults

Orlando, Fla. — We told you about the Kitty Beautiful Cat Cafe earlier this month, now they're looking to hire young adults on the Autism spectrum.

This new Orlando cafe is looking to give Autistic adults a big step towards independence.

Heather Strauss is a co-owner of the cafe and a mom to two Autistic kids.

“I want to help take care of other people’s kids, kind of like how I want to take care of my own.”

Strauss told me about the Autistic employee she just hired.

“His parents started to cry, same way I would’ve. It just means the world because as a parent of kids on the Autism spectrum you’re always fighting for your kid, you’re always fighting for opportunities.”

Autism disorders specialist, Kimberly Snoeblen, describes what makes Autistic people such great assets to the workforce.

“They have great abilities. They will be the person that’s always on time. They will be the person that follows the rules to the nth degree.”

The Kitty Beautiful Cat Cafe will be having its grand opening the weekend of November 1st.

Until then, Strauss plans to set up more young Autistic adults for success.

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