Coffee on Wheels

What is Easterseals Coffee on Wheels?

Coffee on Wheels serves as a dynamic "mobile classroom" within the culinary arts program at Easterseals South Florida. Dedicated to empowering neurodiverse young adults, it provides invaluable hands-on training and fosters meaningful career experiences.

What can you expect from the cart experience?

Each microtargeted event acts as a dual-purpose platform-providing our students with essential training and experiential opportunities, while concurrently raising awareness within our community. Managed entirely by students and staff from the Culinary Arts High School program, the coffee cart becomes a hub of learning, where students hone barista skills, customer service, math proficiency, and invaluable entrepreneurship skills. So, while you enjoy a cup of high-quality coffee, our high school students are crafting not just beverages, but also their future success.

Education the community on Diversity & Inclusion

Along with the coffee cart experience, the team at Easterseals is ready to provide training on Diversity and Inclusion, aims to enlighten the community about disability awareness and acceptance. By immersing themselves in this unique experience, the community not only broadens its understanding of neurodiversity but also actively contributes to the creation of employment opportunities for these talented young adults. It's a blend of education, awareness, and empowerment, stirred together for a more inclusive tomorrow.

Autism Community Statistics

  • Florida has one of the US's highest rates of diagnosed autism at 4.9%.
  • South Florida has 13,823 registered Autism constituents 90 - 100,000 people in South ages 0-22 years.
  • In 2023, the CDC reported that approximately 1 in 36 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - autism prevalence has increased 178% since 2000.
  • Being neurodivergent means having a brain that works differently from the average or "neurotypical" person.
  • 90 - 100,000 people in South Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties) have an Autism diagnosis.
  • Across South Florida, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities has a waiting list of ~6,500 individuals.

How can you help?

  • Book us

    Invite our Coffee on Wheels team to bring a personalized café experience to your workplace or next event. With our one-of-a-kind coffee catering in South Florida, our students hope to bring some fun and impress your guests with delicious handcrafted coffee.

    Book

  • Donate

    When you donate to Coffee on Wheels, you invest in the future success of high school students and contribute to the creation of employment opportunities for talented young adults all across South Florida.

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  • Contact Us

    Have questions? Contact us at:

    Phone
    305-547-4743

    Email
    development@sfl.easterseals.com

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