Posts Categorized: Community Inclusion

“Chelsea Werner wasn’t supposed to develop the necessary physical attributes. She wasn’t supposed to get past the most rudimentary level of artistic gymnastics. She wasn’t supposed to show the persistence needed to stick with such a rigorous sport. Now Werner has one national championship to her credit and is in England this weekend trying to…

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Project SEARCH Newsletters

Interested in seeing what is going on with Project SEARCH? Take a look at our newsletters. 1-september-2016-intern-newsletter ‘Round the RiverBend October 2016 ‘Round the RiverBend November 2016 ‘Round the RiverBend December 2016 ‘Round the RiverBend January 2017 ‘Round the RiverBend February 2017 ‘Round the RiverBend March 2017 ‘Round the RiverBend April 2017 ‘Round the RiverBend May…

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Project SEARCH

  PeaceHealth has launched  ProjectSEARCH, a nationally acclaimed employment program for students with autism and related disabilities, and in this case individuals from Pearl Buck Center‘s production facility. This new initiative, which brings together the community, parents, and local business leaders, began in September 2016 and is one of the ways that Pearl Buck Center is…

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Bridging the Gap

As many local companies continue to struggle with developing consistently strong workforces, many organizations and agencies are working to place individuals with both intellectual and developmental disabilities in jobs where they can make the most impact. At the same time hoping to break down barriers and change perceptions about these individuals. For the majority of…

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I came across this article and found it to be very illuminating. I’m lifting the entire article to read here but have linked it to the original site. Let me know what you think…. Why It Pays to Hire Workers with Developmental Disabilities by John Kregel Available formats:    PDF   FOCUS ON AUTISM AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL…

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  Adam Wesley/The Gazette Maggie Kollmorgen fills a box with cupcakes in July 2015, at the Scratch Cupcakery in Coralville, Iowa. Kollmorgen, who has Down syndrome, works two-hour shifts at the shop, which accommodated her disability during her training. Most accommodations for people with disabilities cost employers little or nothing. Small accommodations can go a…

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Cody Peterson and Jacob Flug are polar opposites when it comes to personality, however, what they share is being successful at their new jobs at the same job site! Kassey Daggett– Building Manager, of the South Hills Center, first approached us, last fall inquiring about filling a janitorial position a few nights a week in…

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