History of Partners in Adult Learning (PAL)
In September of 1996, a group of four families met with Clearbrook staff to request the development of a partnership to create a non-traditional day services program for adults with disabilities for whom traditional day programs were not appropriate. With graduation from a special education program scheduled for June of 1998, these families were able to clearly articulate the services they and their children wanted and needed.
Based on the initial meeting, other service providers were brought to the table. The group now included Clearbrook, Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA), Community Alternatives Unlimited (CAU) and the families. It was agreed that this newly formed partnership would move forward with a shared vision of developing alternative adult day services that would be a unique response to the desire of participants to have lifelong opportunities for learning. A number of activities were identified and began to occur in order to identify the specifics of a program model.
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For further information please contact us at ClearbrookPAL@aol.com or call Sheila Lullo at 847-385-5015