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EMPLOYING DISABLED

New Schenectady cafe to employ the disabled

Sara Mae Hickey is renovating 515 State St. and building Puzzles Bakery & Cafe in downtown Schenectady. She plans to be open at the end of May.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Sara Mae Hickey is renovating 515 State St. and building Puzzles Bakery & Cafe in downtown Schenectady. She plans to be open at the end of May.
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You could say that Sara Mae Hickey has always taken the long view of her younger sister’s autism. But really, she’s also taken the wide view, concerning herself not just with how her sister will get on later in life, but with how everybody affected by autism will get on. It’s how she came up with Puzzles Bakery & Cafe, set to open in downtown Schenectady this summer. The fast-casual sandwich and coffee shop will ...

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tgeorge12345
April 22, 2014
7:22 a.m.

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Although I am not a special needs teacher, I did work with children with special needs in my classroom. I think what you are doing is great. If I can help in anyway please let me know. Thank you

joycemadre
April 22, 2014
9:14 a.m.

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This is a wonderful idea and have nothing but the best thoughts and hopes for your success. What would love to see is in general jobs that other then hospitality staff. Those jobs would significantely increase the success rate of several businesses.

JIMOCONNOR
April 22, 2014
3:10 p.m.

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Your endeavor grows from your lived/learned experience..I wish you all the best.

Don't limit your applicants to just ARCs, OPWDD, or, Transition programs. Please seek objectively pre-screened folks from ACCESS-VR and their other vendors.

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