Monthly Archives: May 2009

Welcome to the Spectrum Newsletter! June Issue

June already! Welcome to the latest issue of the Spectrum Society newsletter. This month’s issue incudes articles about our recent CARF accreditation process, updates on some of our folks, team members and projects, strategic planning, inspiration, and other news about upcoming training events. Continue reading

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Accreditation Survey! CARF visits and Surveyors are delighted (and delightful)

“Congratulations to everybody. Well done. All of you do such a great job and obviously the CARF surveyors could see all your dedication shining through. Bravo. ” Dr Gulraj Thauli, President, Spectrum Society Board of Directors. Our second CARF survey has just wrapped up and by all accounts it was very successful… Continue reading

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Mark these dates: Spectrum hosts David Pitonyak workshops

Spectrum is pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting a series of workshops with David Pitonyak, a motivating speaker and leader who has been a great force for change for Spectrum. We are thrilled to have an opportunity to spend some more time with him.

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Good luck, Jerry!

Thinking back, it is hard to figure out how someone so quiet made such a big impact on all of us over a relatively short time, coming from a different field entirely… Continue reading

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101 Friends on Creativity Portal June 29th

On June 29th the 101 Friends Blog/Newsletter will be featured on a “creativity prompt” through “Creativity-Portal” as one of 365 pictures/thoughts, linked to websites of people engaged in different forms of creativity. Our suggestion for the day (which will go out to thousands of people on June 29th), is that paying attention to your network of supports is a way to use creativity and in turn fosters creativity… Continue reading

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Welcome Donna Chen!

As Jerry leaves us, we welcome Donna Chen to our Finances department where she will be supporting Ivy in our goal of financial sustainability.
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Aim 4 the Stars

The first “Aim 4 the Stars” group, which met over six weeks and was facilitated by Personal Coach and long-time supporter of folks with disabilities, Laura Appleton-Jones, is now over. The curriculum was based on the idea that being supported by a group of peers to accomplish goals in our own lives makes it more possible to support folks to dream and accomplish their own goals… Continue reading

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