Shanghai’s cafe “Love Coffee”, a shopkeeper who served as a young person with autism, was temporarily caught in the storm. However, this coffee shop, once known as the “Lonely Cafe,” has reopened in the Shanghai Youth Activity Centre today (25th) and became the first social practice base for autism in Shanghai. It is reported that the reopening of this cafe was not only the relocation of the venue for the “Love Coffee” team. With the addition of the new partner Shanghai Youth Activity Center, it also means that the cafe service will enter the “Version 2.0”. For young people with autism, they can also take a cultural class while making coffee.
According to the mother of one of the sons who “worked” at the cafe, his son’s life at an ordinary school was occasionally bullied, and his son’s experience of “work” in a cafe allowed him to show his self-confidence. Progressively, it is also admitted that Cao Xiaoxia, the founder of the cafe, “provided these children with a new platform for communicating with the outside world.” She also stated that making coffee itself is not an end in itself. Instead, she let her son “first train in this small society and then move toward real life.” Society is the real purpose.
See details at: HK01
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