CT LEND Fellows Learn about Inclusive Employment

July 22, 2019

Our end of year celebration for 25 LEND Fellows was gathered at Beanz & Co., which is an inclusive cafe that employees both workers with and without disabilities. Kim Morrison who is the mother of 21 year old Megan who has Down Syndrome, cofounded Beanz & Co, part of the Morrison family business which is located in Avon CT. Kim and her husband Scott partnered with longtime friends, Noelle and Tim Alix, whose daughter Cate also has Down syndrome. Both families wanted an inclusive employment opportunity for the children and others in the community. Their vision is one of an inclusive community where everyone is welcome to work and to gather surrounded by great food, great coffee, and great people and a place where everyone belongs.