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The Social Participation Program at New Horizons Adult Education Centre is getting ready to reopen its class “friperie,” or second-hand store this year, now with a wider variety of items for sale. “The friperie idea started last year when we thought it would be a great idea for the students to run their own store,” said Manon Lessard, the teacher in charge of the program. “Money management, social skills, and household skills are some skills that the students have to learn through the program so why not having a real life situation with real money and real people?” Lessard explained that the program is designed for students with significant and persistent learning difficulties, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mental health disorders or difficulties, people under 55 with intellectual disabilities, and adults with difficulties adjusting in school or out of school. See full story in the Wednesday, November 7 edition of The Record.