Travis Breeding’s work at Starbucks is an exciting look into the employment opportunities available for individuals on the Autism spectrum. At Starbucks, Travis, an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, works as a Barista, making drinks, taking orders, greeting customers, and working at the drive-through station. Though Travis thought initially that it would be difficult to find employment, he has found Starbucks to be a welcoming setting for individuals on the Autism spectrum. Now, Travis is filled with nothing but anticipation and excitement for his new career:
I’m looking forward to starting this new journey as a partner/employee at Starbucks. Finding employment that works for someone on the autism spectrum isn’t always easy. I will continue to blog and share some of my experiences about working at Starbucks but for now I must get off to memorizing the different types of drinks. Please stay tuned for more in the coming days and weeks on this exciting journey.
Read Travis’ blog, detailing his experience at work: