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Group lobbying for more options for adults with developmental disabilities forming new society

A group pushing for more programs for young adults in the Cowichan Valley with special needs, is looking to carry on that work as a registered nonprofit society .

Co-president Adam Clutchey says the group that started on social media as — What’s Next for Special Needs? Life After Graduation — is becoming the Next Step Outreach Day Program Society.

He says there’s still work to be done, before they can start trying to establish their own programs for 19 to 30 year olds.

“We currently looking for two things,” he says. “We’re looking for funding and we’re starting to look at locations, and we’re moving this forward and we hope to find a location pretty soon.”

“That society is going to be the buffer, the holding ground. The proposal’s out there, the ideas are there it’s a matter of getting a place to make it happen,” adds the other Co-president Sandi Gibson

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Clutchey says they’ll be keeping people up to date through their Facebook page, as they set up a formal board of directors

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