LARC, Inc—the organization that serves adults with mental retardation in Lee County—has moved its Bonita Springs training center to a new location – to better serve a growing number of clients.
When LARC opened in Bonita Springs three years ago, it served only 8 people with mental retardation. Today it serves more than forty. Wendy Borgman is director of training services.
“Some have jobs, some receive training here on site. They learn a variety of independent living skills, daily living skills, training functional skills – we talk about current events, community events, basic life skills, things like that.”
Several Lee County families founded LARC 50 years ago—as a way to educate their children who had mental retardation. Today, grants along with state and federal aid, fund the non-profit organization.
Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:00