IVING RESOURCES HONORS ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF CAPITAL REGION INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES DURING COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CEREMONY

ALBANY, N.Y. – Living Resources today honored approximately 60 local individuals with intellectual and development disabilities for their accomplishments during its annual Community Achievement Awards ceremony at the Colonie Town Recreation Center in Albany, NY.

Officials from Living Resources gathered to recognize the accomplishments of individuals served by the non-profit organization’s numerous programs, including day opportunities, employment, clinical services, fine arts instruction, community service and education. Several members of the Living Resources staff were also honored during the ceremony.

The individuals recognized were honored for their leadership and mentoring skills, ability to overcome obstacles, and outstanding commitment to the community, amongst other attributes.

“Our Community Achievement Awards promote a sense of accomplishment and community contributions for our consumers,” said Living Resources CEO Fred Erlich. “By celebrating individuals with disabilities for their success, we demonstrate the highest standards Living Resources provides. Award winners will help to inspire others to contribute to the Capital Region.”

Living Resources is dedicated to promoting and providing life-enhancing services in environments that are both safe and nurturing to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, and persons facing impairments associated with illness, injury or aging.

The non-profit organization is recognized as a leader in implementing cutting-edge programs and projects, including the Carriage House Arts Program; the College Experience Program in partnership with The College of Saint Rose; the Veterans Services Project; and the first barrier-free Smart House for residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York State.

For more information about Living Resources, visit www.livingresources.org.

About Living Resources

Living Resources is a non-profit organization which provides services to individuals with a broad range of disabilities and impairments. Employing more than 800 staff, Living Resources supports over 2,000 individuals in a variety of community and residential settings throughout an eleven-county area and has an annual budget of $40 million. Established in 1974, Living Resources’ programs and services have grown to include day habilitation, supportive employment, clinical services, fine arts instruction, interpreting services for the hearing impaired, after school programming, service coordination and the College Experience Program in collaboration with The College of Saint Rose. Through its Certified and Licensed home care divisions, Living Resources assists seniors living in their own homes, individuals with post-acute medical conditions, brain injury survivors, and veterans, as well as service to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information, visit www.livingresources.org.