Adults with Special Needs Helping Those in Need

Today at OCA… The adults in our AVT (Adult Vocational Training) Program- Main Campus went to learn job training skills at multiple local business including Publix, the YMCA, and the Salvation Army.


Katey helps our particpants to a great job

At the Salvation Army our participants helped stock the pantry and make food bags for the community. In each bag, we added many different items, including fruits, vegetables, rice, beans, pasta, juice, milk, peanut butter, jelly, and cereal.  “Whoa, that person is hungry” said AVT participant Stephen.


Ian is working hard to make food bags

The Salvation Army is a great environment for our adults to be in because they are able to give back while also working on sorting and organizing skills. These skills will be very beneficial to our participants when they are searching for jobs, such as grocery stocking or bagging.


Helping other is important to everyone at OCA

While working on our bags, we have conversations about being thankful for what we have and also how nice it feels when we give. The Salvation Army volunteers and staff always do a wonderful job with explaining and demonstrating to our clients what they would like done.  Thank you Salvation Army for giving our adults an Opportunity in the Community to display their Ability.  That is at the heart of what OCA stands for!!

Katey E.
AVT Direct Care Staff Member



About shellyoca

My name is Shelly and I am the Marketing & Technology Coordinator for OCA: Opportunity, Community, Ability, Inc. in Orlando, FL. Our mission is to enable individuals and families with autism or other disabilities the opportunity to maximize their abilities through functional, behavioral, social, recreational and vocational programs to live within the community. Please check out our blog and learn more about how OCA can help you today!
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2 Responses to Adults with Special Needs Helping Those in Need

  1. Dave Paul says:

    It warms one’s heart to see all the good that comes from OCA and the many clients that are being helped. OCA is a wonderful organization. Love to see the pic’s of the young folks finding their way in this world.


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