Students With Disabilities Develop Job Skills Through School Based Bistro

November 14, 2013 - |

Students with intellectual disabilities and autism at Freedom High School in Woodbridge, Virginia are gaining valuable job skills through working at a school-based eatery called Bistro Cafe.

The students are responsible for a wide variety of tasks involved in running the cafe, including preparing the meal, taking reservations, running the cash register, and cleaning up after meals. Soon, the students will even go food shopping for the meal. The students earn “bistro bucks” to purchase items through an in-classroom store specifically set up for them.

Read the original article, published in The Washington Post, here.