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    For teenagers with special needs, finding a job after high school can be a challenge. One Miami teacher aims to change that. Ivette Amador has created a gift shop at John A. Ferguson High that's run entirely by special needs students. The teens make all the major business decisions, calculate profits, and run the day to day operations including inventory, sales and stocking shelves. They've managed to turn a $20,000 a year profit.

For teenagers with special needs, finding a job after high school can be a challenge. One Miami teacher aims to change that. Ivette Amador has created a gift shop at John A. Ferguson High that's run entirely by special needs students. The teens make all the major business decisions, calculate profits, and run the day to day operations including inventory, sales and stocking shelves. They've managed to turn a $20,000 a year profit. José A. Iglesias Miami Herald
For teenagers with special needs, finding a job after high school can be a challenge. One Miami teacher aims to change that. Ivette Amador has created a gift shop at John A. Ferguson High that's run entirely by special needs students. The teens make all the major business decisions, calculate profits, and run the day to day operations including inventory, sales and stocking shelves. They've managed to turn a $20,000 a year profit. José A. Iglesias Miami Herald

These special needs students run a gift shop now. The big payoff may be a job later.

November 20, 2017 06:00 AM

UPDATED November 20, 2017 11:54 AM

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