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Creating Inclusive Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

April 16, 2018

Every day, Americans with and without disabilities spend their time and energy making a difference in the lives of people in their community.  In 2015, about 62.6 million people volunteered in their communities. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) serve their communities in many ways. However, sometimes, people with I/DD do not have as many opportunities to […]

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The Center of the Universe – Message From the CEO

April 16, 2018

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Copernicus. You remember him. The 16th century astronomer and mathematician who while spending his time gazing at the stars was actually such a keen observer of our solar system that he proposed the truly revolutionary notion that the earth is not the center of our system of planets […]

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Voices of Change

March 9, 2018

Like many of you, I have been impressed and energized by the resolve, passion, and organizational skills of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Rather than writing a message this week, I thought it was important to share the reflections of Marie Camino, our newest staff member, on her experience at the events […]

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What Do Our Children Tell Us? – Message From the CEO

March 1, 2018

Two weeks ago, my message in this space asked the question: “What Do We Tell Our Children?” I got it wrong. I wrote that column less than twenty hours after the tragic shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. As a parent, I had immediately thought about the difficulty in explaining another […]

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What Do We Tell Our Children? – Message From the CEO

February 15, 2018

Once again, we are faced by the news of a school shooting. This time there are 17 dead, 14 injured, and hundreds more who experienced the horror of an active shooter in their school building. Families are grieving, a community is in shock, and our children are traumatized. How will we respond? Of course, the […]

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