Food Truck Is Opening Doors For Adults On Autism Spectrum
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ALLOW KITCHEN HEALTH INSPECTIONS. THE BILL MUST PASS THE ASSEMBLY AND GO TO THE SENATE NEXT WEEK. JASMINE VIEL JOINS US LIVE NOW WITH THE FOOD TRUCK THAT IS OPENING DOORS. REPORTER: OF COURSE, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ADULTS WITH AUTISM. THIS IS ALL LEADING UP TO STEPHANIE’S DAY. WHAT THEY’RE DOING IS INCREDIBLE. AND WHAT THEY ARE LEARNING. THIS IS A NONPROFIT HELPING ADULTS TRAIN FOR CAREERS. SOME OF THE PEOPLE WE MET TODAY, IT STARTS WITH A FOOD TRUCK CALLED GLORIOUS PIES. INSIDE THIS CAKE HOUSE IN VAN NUYS, ZACH LISTS THE TYPES OF PIES THEY WILL BE SELLING OUT OF THE GLORIOUS PIES FOOD TRUCK. I WILL NEED YOU BECAUSE MARTIN IS NOT GOING TO BE WITH US ON SATURDAY. IT IS STEPHANIE’S DAY. OUTSIDE THE REST OF HIS COWORKERS GET THE VAN READY FOR THE NEXT EVENT. OVER TAKING CLASSES WITH AUTISM WORKS NOW. THEY RUN A FOOD TRUCK WHERE THEY LEARN HOW TO TALK TO CUSTOMERS. AND RECEIVED THEIR FIRST PAYCHECK. MY GRANDPA WAS PROUD OF ME FOR GETTING PAID. HE HANDLES THE FOOD TRUCK PROFITS. HE SAYS HE NOW HAS THE CONFIDENCE TO GO OUT AND GET HIMSELF A JOB. I HAVE A BA IN CITY PLANNING AND HOPEFULLY PLAN ON WORKING FOR A CITY. NEARBY IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT. JAMES, WHAT ABOUT THE COFFEE? JOANNE, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SAW THE NEED THREE YEARS AGO TO HELP ADULTS WITH AUTISM FIND JOBS AND CAREERS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL. IS THE BEGINNING OF THE JOURNEY. WE HAVE 80 PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. SPECIFICALLY, AUTISM IN THIS COUNTRY. AND THIS PERSON HIS FAMILY OWNS THE CAKE HOUSE SAYS HE HOPES TO BE ONE OF THE FUTURE EMPLOYERS. WE WANT THE KIDS TO LEARN HOW THEY CAN THEMSELVES LOOK FOR NEW JOBS AND BASICALLY WORK AT SOME LOCATIONS SUCH AS BAKERIES AND RESTAURANTS. SATURDAY, STEPHANIE’S DAY. GOOD. HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND. JOANNE THERE, SHE WANTS TO GET THE FOOD TRUCKS UP AND RUNNING IN ATLANTA, NEW YORK AND MIAMI WHERE THEY DO NOT HAVE OPTIONS FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM TO WORK. OF COURSE, YOU KNOW THAT GLORIA’S PIES WILL BE RIGHT HERE ON THE LOT ON SATURDAY. PAT: WE WERE TALKING ABOUT PIES DURING THE ENTIRE NEWSCAST. SERIOUSLY! IT IS ON YOUR MIND. PAT: NOW IT WILL BE IN MY VISION. AND IN MY MOUTH! THEY SAY THEY GET SO MUCH ENJOYMENT. ONE OF THE MEN I INTERVIEWED CRUNCHES THE NUMBERS AND IS IN CHARGE OF ALL OF THE PROFITS. IT JUST BLOWS ME AWAY. PAT: SO MANY FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE. JEFF: I ONLY LIKE TWO KINDS OF PIES I HOPE THEY HAVE THE ONE OF THEM. I JUST LIKE HOT OR COLD. [LAUGHTER] PAT: ONE OF THOSE! THANK YOU JASMINE. A REMINDER, THIS SATURDAY IS STEPHANIE’S DAY. RIGHT HERE ON THE CBS LOT IN STUDIO CITY.

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