Posts Categorized: Developmental Disability

“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

  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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Creating Ripples

We talk a lot about hiring people with disabilities not just because it’s our mission and we believe it’s the right thing to do, but because we know from first-hand experience that it Works! All it takes is one small act of being willing to investigate what it will entail and how it might work…

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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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The “R” word

re·tard verb riˈtärd/ 1. delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment. “his progress was retarded by his limp” synonyms: delay, slow down, slow up, hold back, hold up, set back, postpone, put back, detain,decelerate; The word retard dates as far back as 1426. It stems from the Latin verb, retardare, meaning…

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