Episode 28: Laura Whitaker

Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Episode 28: Laura Whitaker

Laura Whitaker is the Executive Director of Extra Special People (ESP). ESP helps people see the abilities in people with disabilities.  My first interaction with ESP was in Athens a few years ago with Java Joy, their coffee service program. Java Joy is completely run by people with disabilities and special needs. They call themselves JOYristas! Every cup of coffee is served with joy AND with a hug!

In our conversation, Laura tells us about ESP and the programs that help assist, encourage and EMPLOY these wonderful friends. And oh my goodness…wait till you hear about the “White Apron” Ceremony!









Extra Special People

Java Joy

Young Life Capernaum

Laura’s Ted Talk - The Dandelion Shift: Seeing the Ability in Disability

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