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Heine Brothers’ partners with FEAT of Louisville in their Autism Friendly Business Initiative
Louisville, KY – June 25, 2018 Heine Brothers’ and Vint has partnered with FEAT of Louisville Autism Friendly Business” FREE Training & Certification Program which focuses on training local businesses in Autism Awareness, Acceptance, and Understanding. Heine Brothers’ have trained their staff in all 15 Louisville area locations including their newest location in the Omni.
“With the rate of autism rising and currently affecting 1 in 59 children (I in 42 boys), the Autism Friendly Business Initiative not only encourages inclusion in our community, it offers local businesses a simple online training for their staff to effectively accommodate the needs of the growing and underserved autism population,” said Deborah Morton, Executive Director of FEAT of Louisville.
In 2012, Mayor Greg Fischer knighted Louisville as an “Autism Friendly City.” At that same time, FEAT spearheaded a local working group of autism provides called the Autism Friendly Community. Their goal was to fill gaps that existed in our community.
“It is important to invest in our community and customers. At the heart of what we do, we try to make sure we are respectful to all customers. This certification has given us more tools, resources, and options to be able to service our customers in a compassionate environment.” Toni McDowell, Operations Manager at Heine Brothers’.
It’s our goal through the Autism Friendly Business Initiative to truly create an Autism Friendly City right here in the HEART of Kentuckiana. For more information, contact FEAT of Louisville or visit autismfriendlycommunity.com.
ABOUT FAMILIES for EFFECTIVE AUTISM TREATMENT (FEAT) of Louisville
Founded in 1999 and based in Louisville, Kentucky, FEAT of Louisville exists to help ease the journey for children and families with Autism through ongoing support, education, programs, and resources. Autism is a complex neurological disorder that typically surfaces prior to age three. Affected children generally lack appropriate social engagement, have significant communication impairments, and often demonstrate repetitive behaviors due to sensory dysfunction.
FEAT of Louisville partners with the community to provide programs for children with autism, including the Endeavor Program, a specialized preschool program for children with autism, Get Your FEAT Wet therapeutic swim program, and the Dreams in Motion summer camp which offers structured activities and social interaction.
As a future Forensic Anthropologist, Cassidy might just be the most interesting person in the room! Make sure you ask her about her plans to dig-up a seventeenth century Polish grave site this summer as a part of her field study.
As her co-worker Hayley says, “She’s super cool to work with, extremely dedicated to her studies, and has the most wicked sense of humor out of all the baristas here.”
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When it’s warm I spend just about all of my time at the dog park. Wherever you find me, I’m definitely studying or reading. I do fun things too, I swear. I just turned 21 so I’m getting to experience that part of Louisville now.
Heine Brothers’ Opening New Store on June 1
Fair Trade and Organic Roaster has transformed building near Mid City Mall
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (May 24, 2018)—Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, announced today the company is soon ready to relocate its café at the corner of Bardstown Rd. and Longest Ave. to a larger building in front of Mid-City Mall at 1250 Bardstown Rd, just a stone’s throw away. Heine Brothers’ expects to close the old location on Thursday, May 31, at 11:00 AM. Pending a few final inspections, the new location will open for regular business hours on Friday, June 1 at 6:00 a.m.
Grow Ahead Partners with Heine Brothers’ Coffee and Coop Coffees for Agroforestry Crowdfunding Campaign Initiative in Peru
Crowdfunding Platform Aims to Raise Funding for Norandino Cooperative Tree Planting Effort
PORTLAND, OREGON — Heine Brothers’ Coffee, an organic and fair trade coffee roaster from Louisville, Kentucky, and green coffee importing cooperative, Coop Coffees, have announced commitments to support a regenerative agroforestry tree planting campaign in Northern Peru launched by Grow Ahead, a crowdfunding platform that supports small-scale farmers and climate resiliency projects around the world. Through the campaign, Grow Ahead is raising funds for one of Coop Coffee’s producer partners, Norandino Cooperative, aiming to revitalize coffee production in the region while supporting the conservation and reforestation of the local ecosystem. Norandino Cooperative and its producers have also already committed to financially contribute to the project.