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Faces of Easterseals Arc

Sara: Leading through Learning

Sara Sara says only a few words. But she cares about her friends in the Adult Day Center, and she’s becoming a leader.
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Ricky: Losing Weight, Gaining Health

Ricky and Shari Ricky has lost more than 65 pounds; now he's more active and feels better.
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Cynthia: Building a Business

Cynthia Cynthia has resurrected an old skill and is turning her abilities in a new direction: She’s building an inventory of products she has sewn and aims to sell them online.
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Multimatic and Easterseals Arc Consumers Are a Good Fit

A woman labels a crate On most weekdays, a crew of consumers from Easterseals Arc rides about 45 minutes to the Multimatic plant near Butler. There they work a four-hour shift assembling brackets that will become part of the framework for instrument panels in full-size GM pickups.
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Love Keeps 'Grandma' Coming Back

Portrait of volunteer known as Grandma Liz Dixie could be forgiven if she didn’t answer to her name anymore. At Easterseals Arc, consumers and staff all know her as “Grandma.” That nickname is a natural perk of her years of volunteering.
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Caleb and Family Rely on Respite

Caleb relaxes with a giant stuffed caterpillar Caleb visits the Respite House twice a week, giving his parents time to focus on themselves and Caleb's sister knowing that Caleb is safe and happy.
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Carmen: Creating a Family Atmosphere for Ben

Carmen Chandler and Easterseals Arc consumer Ben Most of the work Carmen Chandler has done in her life involves taking care of people in one way or another. Since 2009, that caring has been focused on sharing her home with Easterseals Arc participants in a program called Structured Family Caregiving.
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Quoc: On the Road to Citizenship

Quoc waves a small U.S. flag After 38 years in America, Quoc is on the road to citizenship.
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Creative Expressions: Sewing Success, Sales and a Start-up

Cynthia and Brenda hold a bag Cynthia sewed Creative Expressions, a sewing club for Easterseals Arc consumers, has become not just a creative outlet but also a way to make money for the people who take part.
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Judy: Back to Work and Ready for More

Judy cleaning counter With decades of restaurant work on her résumé, Judy is back on the job at age 79.
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Courtney Tritch Visits Easterseals Arc

Courtney Tritch chats with Thomas Summerville and Donna Elbrecht Courtney Tritch, the Democratic candidate for the 3rd District U.S. House of Representatives, brought her campaign to Easterseals Arc headquarters.
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Vera: Motivated to Be Healthier

Vera preparing chicken for dinner For years, staff at Easterseals Arc have encouraged Vera to lose weight. What finally made the difference this year is her own motivation.
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Darrius: The Ideal Employee

Darrius assembles battery housings Politeness, speed, dexterity, focus, and diligence combine to make Darrius an outstanding worker in the Projects Drive Group.
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Luke: Communicating Via Technology

Luke and Danielle work with an iPad Luke taps the screen of an iPad, and a tiny machine voice chirps, “fish crackers.” Easterseals Arc staff member Danielle Jones gives him a yellow cracker shaped like a fish. Luke pops it into his mouth.To a stranger, it might seem like a small moment, but it represents the culmination of a couple of months’ learning.
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Aaron and RiChard: Building Bonds of Friendship Through Fun

Aaron and RiChard tickle each other Aaron and RiChard play like their lives depend on it. The quality of life depends on bursts of fun to punctuate daily routines, and these two are superstars of play.
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