Inside ABC: Summer 2018

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Summer 2018

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Message from the Director
These are challenging times for all disability service providers, including ABC. We have been faced with legislative mandates, policy changes, and most recently funding cuts set to go into effect on July 1. On a more upbeat note, you will see many positive, uplifting stories in this newsletter all centered on celebrating abilities one person at a time!

ABC to Host AbilityFest in July
ABC is hosting its first ever AbilityFest this July. There will be tours of the facility, a DJ to spin music, yard games and food trucks. It is a free event open to the community.

ABC Works Kicks off New Recreation and Leisure Program
“Having Fun and Making Friends” best describes the Options to Work program underway this summer for program participants at ABC Works! 

Staff Launches Sustainability Initiative
Big change can be made with many small actions, which is why this committee is devoted to educating others about sustainable practices and implementing those practices agency-wide to reduce ABC’s carbon footprint.

Abilities Integrated Builds Skills through Summer Fun
Abilities Integrated is a new community integrated summer program designed to enhance individuals’ skills. The program started on June 11th and runs through the end of August.

Qualifying Charitable Distributions (QCDs)
Consider making a donation to ABC via your IRA. Consult with your tax preparer or the investment company that holds your IRA with more questions.

Employee Recognition: Kaye Johnson
In the years Kaye Johnson has been with ABC, her role has changed but her care and compassion has never wavered.

ABC In Action
Photo gallery highlighting recent ABC activities and events. 

Latest Lowry Award Winners

Tribues & Memorials

Retirements

Celebrating Abilities 2018