After being in public school since she was 3 years old, Katie is launching into adulthood. Although she is an exceptional young lady, Katie's disabilities have prevented her from seeking traditional employment. This led us to ask the questions, "What can Katie do?" and "What does Katie like?". After much thinking, praying, researching, and consulting, we came up with the concept for Katie's Snack Cart.
Katie loves being "out and about". She enjoys people, food, shopping, and did we mention...food! She has been helping push the grocery store shopping cart for years and regularly greets people as we shop, "Hi!".
While at McNeil High School, Katie's teacher took our transition goals seriously and created a class business. The students and staff of the Functional Life Skills class push the "Mav Snacks" cart through the school offering treats to the administrators, staff and teachers. "Mav Snacks" has been a prototype for Katie's Snack Cart and provided Katie with much needed training and practice.
Katie's Snack Cart is now being warmly welcomed into local Austin businesses. Katie demonstrates that everyone, no matter their challenges, has something valuable to offer to their community!