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Open house showcases program for adults with special needs

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From page A4 | October 23, 2013 |

Yolo County residents can enjoy food, games and music at a lunchtime tour Friday of UCP’s Adult Day Program in Woodland.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1540 Tanforan Road. The open house will local residents the opportunity to learn more about this program for adults with developmental disabilities who want to increase their independent living skills.

“Our Adult Day Programs across the region really showcase our work to empower people with developmental disabilities to live life without limits,” said Doug Bergman, UCP president and CEO. “We hope people will come out to Woodland to meet our participants and experience their energy and excitement first-hand.”

UCP’s Woodland Adult Day Program serves 53 people each day. Many participants also have a physical disability that requires additional support. The program helps participants develop skills and encourages individual choice. These skills promote an independent lifestyle and contribute to making the participant an active member of the community.

Instruction includes personal choices, decision-making and problem-solving, communication skills and assistive devices, basic reading and math skills, financial management, cooking and nutrition, mobility, computer skills, physical health and well-being, wheelchair aerobics, community integration, social development, leisure activities, self-advocacy, access to support systems and functional living skills.

Each month, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California serves 3,300 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Yolo, Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Shasta and Sutter counties.

Programs include Saddle Pals adaptive horseback riding, UCP’s Autism Center for Excellence at Sacramento State, adult day programs, independent living services, transportation and in-home respite care for families.

For more information, visit www.ucpsacto.org.

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