Man with Autism Opens Own Coffee Shop After No One Would Hire Him

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When Michael Coyne — who has autism and is a Special Olympics athlete — applied for jobs, he kept getting passed over.

That wasn’t just tough for Coyne himself, it was tough for his mother Sheila Coyne to see — especially because her other children had managed to find work.

But instead of taking the defeat sitting down, Michael decided to change things himself. If he couldn’t find a business that would take him on, he’d create that business himself.

Michael started by taking business classes, and then he opened “Red White & Brew Coffeehouse” in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.