I am now coaching a Self-Expression and Leadership Program course at Landmark Education. This gave me the impetus to pursue a new project that I've been mulling for the last few months. With the abolition of "sheltered workshops" in Massachusetts, there is a need for new employment opportunities for people with disabilities. At the same time, I want to create opportunities for making connection between the mainstream and disability communities. My vision is a coffee shop to be staffed and run entirely by people with physical and developmental disabilities. My learning curve here will be huge! But I have some great allies who are helping me gain the knowledge and skills that I need to pull this off.