Special Ed Class’s Coffee Cart Benefits Students In A Unique Way

Many teachers know the names of the students who staff the mobile coffee cart at Lawton Alternative School in San Francisco, California. These students serve smiles alongside the pastries donated by a local bakery.

Sadie Guthrie, a special ed teacher, developed the coffee cart idea so the students in her class could learn real-life skills such as taking public transportation and running a small business.

More importantly, they learn social skills by interacting with friendly strangers, teachers, and bakery workers.

Get to know Guthrie and her students better by watching them at work, and then check out this hands-on-training programs for students with autism.

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