I started a nonprofit organization, The Autism Initiative, which strives to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities affected by autism. We are currently in the process of opening a bakery-cafe that will employ adults on the autism spectrum. Regardless of how high-functioning or low-functioning an individual is, there will be a place for everyone at Puzzles Bakery & Café. In addition to providing employment to adults with autism, it is my hope that the café will promote an attitude of compassion and empathy to the community at large. Additionally, each café will be outfitted with community resource centers, complete with on-site therapy and enriching activities-- such as a community garden, art, and music programs. We'll start with just one bakery-café, but with any luck, we will be able to open many more. Much like your local Panera Bread or Starbucks Coffee, imagine Puzzles bakery-cafés sprouting up all over the country!