Nonprofit fills gaps for special-needs adults

Nonprofit fills gaps for special-needs adults

Devin Tyree and Drew Dayton carefully inserted bunches of twine into plastic bags filled with beads. The process is one step in assembling the bags for a nearby church to use on mission trips, turning the contents into necklaces.

Both in their early 20s, Tyree and Dayton are among 10 participants in The Arc of Greater Williamsburg's Day Support Program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The week before, the group packaged newsletters for Williamsburg's Faith in Action. In the weeks ahead, they'll collate magazine inserts. The vocational training is just a fraction of days also filled with educational and social activities.

"They have a...