Supported Living Takes a Mystical Escape

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Supported Living Takes a Mystical Escape

Many supported living residents enjoyed going on a mystical escape to the wizarding world of Harry Potter, straight from their home! Thanks to a little bit of magic from Direct Support Specialist and PN Chad, residents at a supported living site enjoyed a fun evening with Harry Potter themed activities. “I decided on the theme […]

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Jeff’s 2020 SARTAC Fellowship & Mission

Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline During his time as a student, Jeff Johnson’s son — who is black and has a disability — was suspended 217 times, often for “disruptive behavior” or “inappropriate language”. At least once, he was arrested by police for “insubordination”. He received numerous other disciplinary interventions Jeff feels were counter-therapeutic, […]

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Jacob’s Motivation Leads to Successful Employment

Like many high school seniors, Jacob began looking for his first job after graduation. With significant challenges related to expressive language and overall social skills, he was left with limited options. While working with vocational service providers like Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) he received feedback that he  did not take initiative and was withdrawn from others. […]

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Sofia’s Turn

On a recent trip to St. Louis, Sofia and her mother, Tracey, decided to enjoy the beautiful day and take a quick trip to the Zoo before heading home. In the past, Tracey dreaded the Zoo because of the difficulty in maneuvering Sofia in her wheelchair up the large hills that lead to many of […]

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Exercise Your Right to Vote

The last day to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 Presidential election is October 7, 2020. Voting is one of the most powerful decision making tools you have as a citizen. For complete information about voter registration, accessible voting, upcoming election dates, and a polling location near you, visit the Boone County Clerk’s […]