Learning Lab in Waynesboro Aims to Help Students with Disabilities
WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) - A United Way Week of Caring project is helping to create a learning lab for young adults with disabilities.
Waynesboro City Schools bought a house right behind the high school with a goal to help students with disabilities.
It's a project through the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program to teach students with disabilities aged 18 to 22 basic skills of how to care for a home and how to be employable.
"This is a project that really will set our two school divisions - Augusta and Waynesboro – apart,” Dr. Ryan Barber of Waynesboro City Schools, said. “School divisions typically don't buy houses. We bought a house, and we're going to repurpose it to help our students with disabilities."
NIBCO, an industrial equipment supplier out of Stuarts Draft, has a team of volunteers helping to get the house ready, and it’s also acting as a financial sponsor.
The goal is to have the house ready by the start of next school year.