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Changing Perceptions of Disability, One Latte at a Time » Independent Grounds Cafe Champions People with Special Needs

Independent Grounds Cafe was opened by single mom Lorna Heid to provide rewarding jobs for a mix of individuals with developmental and intellectual disability, as well as non-disability. “We’re all about inclusivity here,” she said, certain her cafe can change how society views those with an intellectual challenge. She was a inspired to open the cafe by her daughter Emma, who had a brain injury at birth.

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