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Jillian Joerg, a cashier, greets customers and takes orders at Our Grounds in Kendall, Florida. Our Grounds is training people with developmental disabilities by offering them work experience as either a barista or a cashier at the coffee shop. (Matias J. Ocner / Miami Herald via TNS)
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