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New Program for Youth with Disabilities

A program teaching kids a different way to prepare for their future as adults

Posted: Fri Sep 14 04:35:44 PDT 2018
Updated: Fri Sep 14 04:35:44 PDT 2018

Speech to Text for New Program for Youth with Disabilities

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reporter: it's a program that's looking to shed light to help kids with disabilities by teaching them a different way to prepare for their future as adults. nat:driving vo: here... on the northwest side of rochester... a social service orgainzation is looking to not only help adults but also children. nat: nice to meet you vo:steve and marita buehler founded s?m?b residential and community support services in 2005. the married couple has been helping adults with special needs for the last 12?years. with the goal to provide a quality life for adults with disabilities... whether it's a brain injury or a mental illnes. sot: my dad had a serious and presistant mental illness and so that's kinda where the heart comes from behind this company. vo: but after years of working with adults. they saw a need for more programs for youth with disabilities. sot: we realized we love it we have an absolute passion for it but we realized there's such a need for these young transitional young adults vo:now they're offering opportunities for youth to learn valuable skills... sot: we just felt like we have some skills now we got a great culture a great team we want to help those families and those kids so we said hey lets give it a try. vo: laruen riess is the youth program director and says the most important tool to teach young kids with disabilities.... is independence. sot: we teach them how to cook... we do a lot of baking here which is really fun we want to teach them how to live a healthy and really happy life. reporter: some of the criteria for some of the criteria for admission is to be mobile with or without a device... you can't be abusing drugs or alcohol... and you must be mentally and medically able to participate in
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