Living Arrangements: An Oakhurst Program Teaches Skills for Living to People With Developmental DisabilitiesBy Murray, Jody; National Organization on Disability E-Newsletter,
Publication Date: June 7, 2004
Article discusses an educational program called Mountain Hope, which is taught at the Oakhurst Center in Fresno, California. The program allows adults with developmental disabilities to receive training in everyday social, safety, and financial skills. A day center was created to house the program by Fresno-based Social Vocational Services, who were assisted with funding by the Central Valley Regional Center. The center utilizes a computer room, an arts and drama room, a kitchen, and a larger activity room. There is also a “sensory room,” in which lights, keyboards, colorful balls, and beanbag chairs are used to help people with damaged senses realize their potential.
Published by: National Organization on Disability (Website:http://www.nod.org)
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