Setting up in Business

Michael Coyne lives with autism, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. As well as being an accomplished Special Olympics athlete, he also enjoys food prep and previously participated in a hospitality program with dreams of one day finding himself in the kitchen of a restaurant.

When he turned 21, Coyne decided it was time to make those dreams a reality and finally join the workforce. There was just one problem: no employers were willing to take a chance on a man with autism.

"I applied to multiple places," he told WPRI-TV. "None of them would hire me."

Click here to read Michael's full story



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