Monthly Archives: March 2009

Welcome To Spectrum’s Newsletter – a new look!

Welcome to the latest version of Spectrum’s newsletter, now online at https://sscl.wordpress.com/ Feel free to forward this to friends, family, professionals and folks we support (and anyone else you can think of). If you’d like to subscribe, click on the subscribe button (or, if you’ve received this by mistake, please feel free to unsubscribe). Read stories about folks, books, and sites we like, successes we’d like to celebrate and recent and upcoming developments…

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our second CARF survey is just around the corner!

From May 27 – 29 CARF surveyors will be visiting folks in their homes and programs and talking to families, staff and volunteers. Learn more about this process… Continue reading

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The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a long-term savings vehicle to help you, your child, your family and others save for the long-term financial security of a person with a severe disability. RDSPs can be opened until the year the beneficiary turns 59 and Grant and Bond can be received until the year they turn 49. Continue reading

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Interview with one of our team members: Allyson Rose

Allyson Rose is just one of our great team members that we feel so lucky to have with us! Continue reading

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Jayne Barrett “Walk with Me” – and the work of “Imagine,” which is hosted by Spectrum

“Imagine” is a small group of very committed volunteers, led by Cheryl Hughes, who organize and facilitate workshops. “Imagine” colloborates with various agencies which provide infrastructure support for their efforts. “Imagine” raises it’s own money, organizes it’s own events, has its own strategic plan but as one of the concerns of the group is making an effort to network with agencies they have made an effort to be hosted by various organizations, the latest of which is Spectrum. part of this colloboration is providing a representative to the “Imagine” board and at this time that is Allyson Rose, of the ABI program. Continue reading

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Jen Morris’ book review: “Look Me in the Eye” by John Elder Robison

“The book “Look Me in the Eye” by John Elder Robison was recently recommended to me by a friend who has never known, let alone worked with someone with any form of Autism….” Continue reading

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Training update – intro to ASL, Mandt, leadership, Personal Support Networks, Abuse Prevention

There are many training opportunities available to our team members, ongoing and upcoming! Check here for details. Continue reading

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