By: Jonathan Bennett
A program that helps adults with developmental disabilities was recently honored for its good work. Suburban Trends reports the P.R.I.D.E. program in West Milford, New Jersey, was recently awarded with the 2012 Passaic County Champions For Disabilities Award.
According to the source, P.R.I.D.E. was recognized for its "influence on developing and enhancing independent living skills, including survival, math and reading techniques as well as leisure and social strategies, for developmentally disabled adults."
Participants in the program are taught job and recreational skills that help them engage in the world around them. Adults learn how to use computers, as well as how to maintain a garden and how to prepare meals. They also go on social and educational outings to improve their social skills and social awareness.
West Milford's Community Services and Recreation Department also has many other groups offered that help people find jobs, be social and more. The town's program T.E.A.C.H. works to introduce group members to the work force through volunteering at local businesses, with the goal being improving participants' confidence and self-esteem.
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