Today -- after well over 100 of you signed on, tweeted, and shared this petition -- my mother talked with the store manager, the boss of the person she'd spoken to last night (who was the assistant manager). He fired 1 of the 2 employees who said my brother needed to be on a leash or get out. With prodding, he also agreed some sort of to sensitivity training in our local Whole Foods.
Make no mistake -- this is huge for persons with disabilities in my neighborhood. But I think we can even do better.
I have already found at least one news story showing that this is not the only Whole Foods store that has mishandled persons with disabilities. With your help, I would like to push this farther, urging Whole Foods National to institute training about persons with disabilities in all their stores.
Please stay with me in this! You all are amazing!