AT&T has donated $1,800 to Options Inc., a private, nonprofit agency that provides assistance to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

AT&T’s donation helps the organization continue to operate four community homes that provide 24-hour residential services and a comprehensive supported living program.

“AT&T’s donation is significant in our efforts to continue our individualized programs that provide the necessary support to help individuals remain at home with their families, or to live as independently as possibly in their own homes,” Options CEO Sylvia Bush said. “Our programs provide opportunities for people with differing abilities to maximize their independence and inclusion in the community.”

“Options is an invaluable service to hundreds of individuals and their families in our community,” Rep. Stephen Pugh, R-Ponchatoula, said. “Our business community also benefits as participants at Options are employed by numerous local businesses such as First Guaranty Bank, Wal-Mart, Tangipahoa Parish School System, Liquid Container and others.”

Options provides a wide spectrum of vocational training, supervised group work such as shredding, janitorial services, individual job placement, job coaching, family support and transportation.