Students with special needs operate successful vegetarian cafe

GADSDEN, Ala (WIAT) – A cafe run and operated by students with special needs is gaining attention after being featured in a documentary at Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival.

Chip Rowan is a teacher for Gadsden City Schools and started the Beautiful Rainbow Cafe program.

“Beautiful Rainbow Cafe is a vehicle we use in Gadsden City schools to teach students with significant disabilities or students in an autism spectrum the skills they’ll need to get employed in the community,” said Rowan. “So they are responsible for operating everything in the cafe.”  . . .

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