I will start this with a disclaimer: I am not a professional therapist.
However, I’ve been blessed to be witness to many professional therapists, pick their brains, and learn from them.
Given my job at Grateful Bites / Ability 2 Work, I often find myself in conversation with many individuals from varying walks of life about working with the differently-abled. Many of my culinary friends want to know how it all works – teaching “disabled” young adults how to be a professional chef. Several special education teachers – or others who work at government run programs want to know about how we’re different – what we do that is working so well. And generally customers want to know about what we’re actually doing to contribute to our differently-abled apprentices lives. [Read more…]