PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, Dec. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Over the past 60 years, the Countryside Association for People with Disabilities has been serving individuals with intellectual and developmental handicaps by providing them with opportunities to get involved in their communities. On March 18, 2016, the association held their Spring Gala, which served as a fundraiser event for their organization. doTERRA International was happy to show its support for such an inspirational program by donating product for the Gala’s silent auction. The proceeds went toward building and supporting individuals with disabilities through sustaining the association’s services and programs.
The Countryside Association for People with Disabilities is centered on programs that offer individuals with disabilities opportunities for paid work and activities that can enhance personal skills and social connection. Because many disabilities are coupled with symptoms of anxiety and social phobias, social interactions, especially in the work place, can spur feelings of social anxiety and a lack of confidence in communal situations. However, the association’s programs are carefully designed to ease them into the social world, and reduce or dispel the feelings of anxiety associated with social interactions in employment.