Autism Speaks awards a $3,690 grant for garden path

Autism Speaks awarded the Center of Hope $3,690 through the Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Grant for the Center’s Community Inclusion Project. The grant will cover the cost of constructing a blacktop path leading to, and around the garden area. This will help remove a barrier for our participants who have limited mobility.

We strive to make our participants who have developmental disabilities as independent as possible and to build skills they can use out in the community. The Center of Hope has a produce garden planted and maintained by the participants.

Through this experience, our participants will be promoting a healthy lifestyle while gaining many job skills, from being responsible for a project from start to finish, including planting, maintaining, and harvesting the produce from the garden.

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