Bigger Center Adds Options for Disabled; the Woodbine Facility Will Teach Life and Job Skills to More Clients
Jackson, Gordon, The Florida Times Union
Byline: GORDON JACKSON
WOODBINE - For more than 20 years, participants at a Woodbine program for disabled persons had limited training alternatives.
They learned to build bird houses and crab traps, and to shape wooden stakes for highway projects.
Program coordinators for Gateway Behavioral Health Services described the program as "a sheltered workshop."
"It was one size fits all," said Barbara Meyers, administrative director for Gateway.
After Dec. 11, the prospects will be much different for adults enrolled at the Woodbine Developmental Disabilities Center for Excellence.
Renovations are completed at the gymnasium at the …
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Publication information: Article title: Bigger Center Adds Options for Disabled; the Woodbine Facility Will Teach Life and Job Skills to More Clients. Contributors: Jackson, Gordon - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: December 5, 2009. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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