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Perking Up Y Members

A man and woman stand together behind coffee cart A trio of Easterseals Arc consumers operate a coffee cart at Parkview Family YMCA as part of the Employment Readiness Academy.
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Starring at AMC

Young woman in movie theater lobby wearing theater staff shirt Three employees from Easterseals Arc help the shows go on at Jefferson Pointe. Sylvia, Victor and Tyler all work at the AMC Classic Jefferson Pointe 18,
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Filling a Need at Mutton

A man shrink wraps a stack of folded chairs Mutton Party and Tent Rental has hired three consumers from Easterseals Arc. Finding good workers is especially helpful for the company in the summer.
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Vera Finds Friendship, Faith in Structured Family Caregiving

Two women standing next to each other Celestine Ditaway and Vera are a good fit for each other in Structured Family Caregiving.
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Pre-ETS at Wayne HS

Young man filles sugar packet holder in restaurant Students at Wayne High School get work experience through Easterseals Arc's Pre-Employment Transition Services.
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Pre-ETS at Homestead HS

A teen boy lifts a barrel off a loading dock Several of the students in the Pre-ETS program at Homestead High School worked in retail stores during the 2018-2019 school year. They saw firsthand the behind-the-scenes effort that keeps the stores running.
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Pre-ETS at Carroll HS

Young woman smiling at camera Pre-Employment Transition Services at Carroll High School gave Makayla the opportunity to work in a preschool classroom.
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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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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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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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