“After I turned 21 I applied to multiple places. None of them would hire me,”

ABC6 – Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

Michael Coyne, a young man with autism told this to ABC 6. His mom suggested he look at other ways towards finding employment and that started the coffee shop Red, White & Brew which Michael runs.

The address of the coffee shop is 601 Great Rd, North Smithfield, RI 02896

Employment is a key topic in our autism community as the majority of those with autism are unemployed or underemployed. Growing up with autism, I saw many of my friends in the autism community having challenges finding work. Now as a professional speaker I give talks to businesses about the ROI benefits of hiring skilled people with disabilities in the workplace. It’s given me the opportunity to give a Talks at Google which you can watch below along with speaking to groups such as American Express, JP Morgan Chase, PNC Bank, PSEG among others.

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