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Walkathon 2016 Signage Group

Walkathon 2016 Signage Group

In the days and weeks before our Annual Walk for Independence, many of our favorite people gather with compassionate enthusiasm and a broad range of artistic skills to create signage and banners to decorate the event. This year was no exception. Pens, paints and poster board were put to good use at the Project Independence headquarters in Costa Mesa.Annie Negrete assembled her very-extended family who brought lots of laughter and talent to create some wonderful signage. Anna Koretoff  worked diligently for weeks with her staff friend Nick Harriger to insure that there would not be one single yard on theRead More

Benefits of Employment: Just the Facts

Benefits of Employment: Just the Facts

Presentation Topics:Benefits of Getting a JobNew Federal Regulations Impacting EmploymentBarriers & Misconceptions About Going to Work ResourcesWork Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA) ABLE Act Tuesday March 7, 2017 6:00pm  7:30pm Regional Center of Orange County, 1525 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Cost: FREE Please RSVP, Space is limited To RSVP please contact the following: Darlene at Integrated Resources Institute (949) 232-1172 OR Darlene@irioc.org   Light Refreshments will be served.  Please note we are unable to provide childcare.                                                     This Workshop is sponsored by Integrated Resources Institute and Project Independence through joint grant from the State Council on Developmental DisabilitiesRead More


We serve over 700 people with developmental disabilities in Southern California as they experience life and discover their potential for independence, as every person should have the opportunity to do – regardless of disability.

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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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