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How The WOW Center Helps Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Posted at 11:59 AM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 11:59:32-04

This is the WOW Experience, a fundraiser for The WOW Center in Kendall, Miami.

People from The WOW Center are rehearsing for this year’s fundraiser, September 21st at the Miami Airport Convention Center.

"I love it because its an awesome program for us to be here", said Roy Hall.

The WOW Center – is a non-profit program for adults with developmental disabilities after they graduate high school. It helps them reach their potential as adults. WOW helps 200 adults every day, ages ranging from twenty-two to eighty-years-old. WOW features a work placement program, and some of their students have worked at Publix for several years.

"For me it's a privilege, I feel that being surrounded by their unconditional love is life changing", said Natalia Wong, Executive Director of the Wow Center.

The adults here also get job training and become part of a work placement program.

"I feel like the WOW Center is your local non-profit that you can support, donate, and attend one of our events. You can also swing by and see where your support is going. You can come in, feel and experience what you're  supporting. This is extremely valuable for our donors and to us, to have that direct connection with our supporters. A lot of us who work here say it's an honor to get to do this everyday. We recently expanded two years ago and added five new classrooms, and we're already at capacity. That just shows you that there is a huge need in Miami for programs and services like the WOW Center", said Wong.

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