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Project Independence helps people with developmental
disabilities find jobs, develop friendships, and live independently.

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Donor Reception 2017

Donor Reception 2017

This year Project Independence celebrates 40 years of serving adults with developmental disabilities throughout Orange County. This benchmark would not have been reached without the support of donors and client employers. To celebrate we gathered with our supporters and community partners on May 4th. Family, friends, employers and a broad reach of supporters came together to celebrate with music, food, smiles and laughter. Project Independence is proud to have supporters who have been with us through the decades, new community members celebrating our mission and over 60 employers who help to build lives of independence, achievement and community inclusion.Thank you to all of you. These 40Read More

Virgen's View: Costa Mesa man, who is autistic, prepares to run his sixth OC Marathon

Virgen's View: Costa Mesa man, who is autistic, prepares to run his sixth OC Marathon

From Daily Pilot byby Steve Virgen Contact Reporter.On most Saturdays, Marcell Bassett will ditch his running shoes and run on his bare feet. His toes crush into the sand. He prefers to train for the OC Marathon on the beach.He says the work helps with his posture and strengthens his stride. He wants to be ready, and he believes this will help. This applies to a marathon race, but it could also be a reflection of his everyday life.Each morning, Bassett, 43, of Costa Mesa must find ways to be prepared for the day. He lives with autism.The complex developmental disability becameRead More

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OC Marathon

May 7,2017

Join us again this year at the Orange County Marathon. We will be cheering on all the runners including our teams from Project Independence at the award-winning Water Station Mile 23. Come join us for the fun!

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Walk for Independence

September 9, 2017

Here we go! This will be our 8th Annual Walk For Independence raising support and awareness for the wonderful people we serve. Last year we raised ten of thousands of dollars and celebrated our new community partners including Paul Mitchell, Cane’s, Fluidmaster, Target, Home Depot and so many more. But, most importantly, it was so much fun. We are currently adding to this wonderful list of those who support our mission as sponsors, donors, registrants, exhibitors and volunteers. Join us for the fun! Look for more information under Events. Start your team now and we will see you there!

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