76: Vocational Training Coffee Shops for Autism

MaxMax Simpson has been working with young people with special needs for the past 10 years and was most recently the deputy head of an international special education school.

Max grew up with a brother with Autism who has fallen through the cracks.

Now, Max is working with a partner to open a coffee shop and vocational training centre for young people with special needs.

Listen to the Episode below



Max’s Story:


Learn more about this coffee shop with a difference program for vocational and employment training.


We discuss:

  • How Max came with the idea to start the first vocational training coffee shop in the world, Steps With Theera.
  • Why Steps With Theera is so important, particularly in Bangkok.
  • What are some of the biggest challenges with getting this project started.
  • Online fundraiser for Steps With Theera.


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