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'Spectrum Cafe' Offers the Autism Community Much More Than a Cup of Joe

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A school for children and teens with autism in Lorain, Ohio, is serving up more than lunch at a new restaurant called The Spectrum Cafe. The establishment is also serving up opportunities for members of the autism community.

The Spectrum Cafe is designed to raise funds for the Spectrum Resource Center and School, a day program for students in grades PK-12+ who have a difficult time in a traditional school environment. The cafe provides employment opportunities and job training for students and graduates of the school, and all proceeds from sales will go towards equipment such as iPads and computers, 19 Action News reported.

It’s great that there’s a program here that brings awareness to autism,” Eric Veard, a customer, told the outlet.

Learn more about The Spectrum Cafe in the video below:

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Originally published: January 15, 2015
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