Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Community-Bound and Breaking Isolation

WOODSTOCK, Ore. -- A year ago Kerry Pinney, a Woodstock resident and Development Coordinator for UCP, was meeting with colleagues at the UCP office near the airport. They began to discuss ways that UCP participants could reduce their isolation, and get out into the community.
How could people with developmental disabilities explore different neighborhoods, and connect with businesses? Slowly the idea for a program evolved. The program would be called "Neighborhood Waves" — the name implying friendliness between businesses and people with disabilities.

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