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Job training

Posted Aug 14 2005 12:00am

Carolyne Bates, parent of a child with Learning Disabilities, started a job-training program aimed at students with LD in Selma (AL, USA), according to a story in the Selma Times-Journal by Valerie Ashmon. Ms. Ashton reports that the program is called “Supported Employment Training Transition and that it is a aprt of the Selma Disabilities Advocacy Program.”The SETT project, which runs through the summer, includes academic instruction as well as opportunities to learn clerical, landscaping, and other skills.

“The SETT program was founded in 1999,” Bates said. “It was founded because children with special needs were left out of a lot of programs.”

“I’m a special needs person myself,” she said. “I knew the struggle that I had to go through years ago.”

“The Mental Health (center) addressed adults and the Rehabilitation Center basically addressed handicapped kids,” Bates said. “There was a need for a program for children with learning disabilities.”

Link to Ms. Ashton’s story. Also, Ms. Ashmon’s story has been picked up by “I Just Heard” (an echo service that scrapes stories from Google and Yahoo): 12 August and 13 August.

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