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Walk For Montana Wishes

Community Outreach| Events

This spring our Care Network is joining together in a common cause by participating in Montana Walk for Wishes on June 15 at Fort Missoula Regional Park. Make-A-Wish is a national organization which grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Wishes generally fall into four categories: “I wish to...

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ADAPT FUN*RUN

Events

This Spring I’m excited to participate in the ADAPT FUN*RUN in Washington, DC on Sunday, May 13, as a virtual runner. Am I bummed to not be there in person? Of course! Still, it means a lot to be able to support my brothers and sisters of ADAPT. ADAPT...

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Nominate Your Caregiver!

Community Outreach

The Care Network understands how important Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are to helping people maximize their independence in their home and community. Across the nation, dedicated DSPs provide essential caregiving and give individuals the needed support to live the life they want. We invite you to nominate a caregiver...

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2018 Idaho Miss Amazing – Miss Senior Queen Shannon Brown

Events| Peer Network

We are thrilled to hear one of our Idaho participants, Shannon Brown, was crowned 2018 Idaho Miss Amazing last Saturday, March 17. Shannon will move forward to compete in the National Miss Amazing pageant, August 3-6, in Chicago. Congratulations, Shannon! Shannon loves to volunteer, having given her time and efforts to the West Valley...

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Advocating for Accessibility and Inclusion

Peer Network

In recognition of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we asked our Peer Network members “Why accessibility and inclusion is a big deal to you?” Suzette – Caldwell, Idaho I am the mother of a beautiful young lady named Shannon. Shannon has been given the amazing opportunity to move into an...

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2017 DSP Appreciation

Events

I am thankful to live in this great land where we are afforded the right to maintain independence at home and in the community.  I grew up with cerebral palsy and have needed assistance with daily living activities for my whole life.  I’m also thankful to work for a...

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President’s Award For Excellence

Services

Early in 2015, the Executive team established an annual award to recognize our companies’ top performers. The third annual President’s Award for Excellence acknowledges five employees from our network of companies, for their accomplishments in 2016. We asked Managers to nominate one employee each and from this field the Executive...

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Connecting with Rural Alaska

Community Outreach

Many Alaskan communities are separated by vast distances or bodies of water. Sometimes it takes a bit of an adventure to connect with these rural communities. The Consumer Direct Care Network office in Kenai was contacted by the Chugachmuit Native Corporation with a request to participate in health fairs...

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“WE RUN BECAUSE WE CAN”

Events

Idaho resident Jim Kinnard turned 17 on July 6 and celebrated his birthday over the weekend in Montana by running in the Missoula Marathon. Running with his mom, Jann, and his community service worker, Jared, with his dad, Jeff, watching in attendance, Jim completed the half marathon in 2:23:48. This is...

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AGING EMPOWERMENT IN WISCONSIN

Community Outreach

Today Consumer Direct Wisconsin is sponsoring/exhibiting at the Aging Empowerment Conference hosted by InControl Wisconsin. The conference focuses on the interconnected relationship between older adults, their caregivers, and the professionals who support them to live a self-determined life. We are exploring ways to advance self-determination as the foundation for providing support while...

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