As a mother of two children with Down syndrome, Amy Wright was dismayed when she realized that nearly 70% of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) do not have jobs.
Today, she employs 40 people with IDD at Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, enabling them to earn a paycheck, gain a sense of pride, build relationships with the community and show that they are capable members of today’s workforce.
Read her story on CNN.com
Video: CNN Hero Amy Wright
Video Extra: What this job means to Matt and Jessie