Hugs Cafe

The mission of Hugs is to enhance the lives of adults with special needs through training and employment. Hugs Cafe has been in the making for more than 15 years and began as a simple passion for people. Our Founder and President, Ruth Thompson, found this passion in the early 2000’s while working with Adults with Special needs in Parker, Colorado at New Day In-Home and Respite Care. This served as the foundation for Hugs Cafe and would ultimately lead to its formation in 2013. Without her inspiration, her drive and her determination, we would not be here today. Find out more here.

http://hugscafe.org/

The M Word: We need to talk about adult autistic meltdowns

I can relate to this article when I was married.   — Greg

I’m sitting at my desk at work.

It’s just after 4pm on a Thursday in the second week of August in 2016. The daylight is fading and the sky is slowly turning purple with flecks of pink. I’m becoming more aware of the fluorescent light above me and the hum of the air conditioning system continues to pulse right through me as it has all day. My heart rate rises and I start to sweat.
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