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RISE Art Purchased for Credit Union Decor

Brightly colored painting of dog's face 3Rivers Federal Credit Union has purchased two pieces of art by Easterseals RISE participants for its new Angola branch.
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Career Connections Uses Virtual Visits for Exploration

A woman uses a phone to take video of a woman holding up a book Easterseals Arc has reshaped many programs to reduce the chances of spreading COVID-19. One innovation is the development of Career Connections, a weekly event that takes Easterseals Arc participants on virtual visits into area businesses via Zoom sessions.
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Marci Makes Move Toward Independance

Close up of young woman wearing plastic face shield For Marci, 28, living more independently, apart from her parents for the first time, is a new experience, one that she began in May. She’s proud and excited to have her own key to her own home.
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Healthier Habits Pay Off

A man in a plaid shirt holds a toy truck Moving into a new home has helped Sam develop better eating habits and exercise more.
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Dream Teens Adapts for Summer 2020

Summer 2020 Dream Teens When Dream Teens began in early June, the initial plan was for a program of virtual lessons designed to help protect the participants amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That plan has since evolved to include volunteer experience and in-person classes.
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Sending Love Across the Globe

Two young adults pin a pattern to fabric Easterseals Arc’s Transitions program and Projects Drive Group teamed up recently to help animals hurt or orphaned in the recent wildfires in Australia.
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Fulfilling a Dream

A young woman and an older woman pose with a shopping cart full of clothes Destany had a manageable goal: Go on a shopping spree. Amanda Cross made it happen.
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Pyromation Says Thank You with Holiday Cheer

A man gives a thumbs up while posing with Santa Pyromation has sponsored a Christmas party at Projects Drive Group every year since 1998 and always sends a group of volunteers to help run the party.
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Preparing a Feast for Family

Close-up of turkey being placed on plate Participants in the Transitions program planned, prepared and served a Thanksgiving dinner for themselves, their families and friends.
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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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