Reposted from an online story By: Brittany Pelletz – Email Updated: Tue 11:51 PM, Jun 04, 2013 BEREA, Ky. (WKYT) –
A Berea man says that his former boss would no longer allow his special needs son, Adam to come to work with him. It prompted Mark Scott to start up a restaurant of his own.
“We decided to come up with Adam’s Place, where special people matter. That way he can go where he wants and nobody can’t tell him where he can go,” says Scott.
Now Adam has his own table inside the restaurant off of I-75 in Berea. It’s decorated with his favorite character from the movie, Cars.
Adam says his favorite food at his place is the burger on the crunchy bun.
Adam keeps entertained with his toys and DVD player, often times dancing to the Flintstones.
“It makes them feel like they belong somewhere. He’s got a place he can go and he doesn’t get stared at or talked about,” says Shawne Scott, Adam’s mother.
Adam’s parents are overwhelmed with their success just days after opening.
“It’s overwhelming and hard to keep motions in line. I can’t believe all of this. The overwhelming response. I was just trying to have a place for him to come and hang out. I didn’t know it was going to do all this,” says Mark.
This 19-year-old with Down Syndrome is the host with the most.
“Adam is kinda like the greeter of all. He goes around and talks to everybody. Wants to see their phone and hug on them,” says Shawne.
The Scott’s hope that other families with special needs can come in and feel right at home.
“This isn’t about making a lot of money. We’re not interested in that. We’re just here to pay the bills, pay our employees and Adam has a happy life. We’re together that’s worth more than money,” says Shawne.
Adam keeps the customers entertained. He even shared some of his favorite Flintstones moves with WKYT’s Brittany Pelletz.
Adam’s Place is open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.