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ERIC Number: EJ916364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
It Takes a Village: Moving Forward Towards Independence Offers Hope and Life Lessons to Young Adults with Learning Disabilities
Exceptional Parent, v40 n10 p22-24 Oct 2010
Moving Forward Towards Independence, a California-based nonprofit organization founded in 1998 by a group of parents, is a unique residential program where young adults with disabilities learn to enjoy productive, fulfilling and healthy lives within a caring, responsive community made up of fellow residents, trained staff members, parents and various representatives of volunteer organizations and businesses in the greater Napa community. To date, nearly one hundred young adults, ranging in age from 18 to 37, have participated in the program. Many have progressed so much as to be able to move on to their own apartments nearby, maintaining their connection to the Moving Forward community through the many friendships they've formed, and through classes, social activities and case management services. Many have jobs in the community, perform volunteer work, and/or attend nearby Napa Valley Community College. Whether they struggle with a severe learning disability or ADHD, high functioning autism, Asperger's or a mild developmental disability, each and every resident has their own set of unique challenges. But one thing they all have in common is their incredible abilities. This article presents some of their heartwarming and inspiring stories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California