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"If not for a chance encounter with a neighbor who saw Kambel building sculptures on his front yard in Germantown, no on...
11/22/2019
Artist With Autism Commands Up To $25K For Sculptures

"If not for a chance encounter with a neighbor who saw Kambel building sculptures on his front yard in Germantown, no one may have ever seen his work." Wonderful article via Disability Scoop

A year ago he was unknown. Now, an artist with autism is being featured in multiple solo exhibitions and his work has been purchased for both public and private collections.

Photos from last Saturday's Lighted Wine Bottle Painting class, hosted by the Art Works Studio, an IPPI community projec...
11/21/2019

Photos from last Saturday's Lighted Wine Bottle Painting class, hosted by the Art Works Studio, an IPPI community project. The class was attended by 21 of the individuals we serve. Nice job everyone! To learn more about the studio visit http://ow.ly/gSfv50xgfAK

"In partnership with Autism Speaks, we’re establishing the NxtGen Program: a community college curriculum focused on ski...
11/20/2019
NxtGen Program Develops an Inclusive Workplace for Adults with Autism

"In partnership with Autism Speaks, we’re establishing the NxtGen Program: a community college curriculum focused on skills that will prepare people with autism to pursue skilled-labor jobs in manufacturing." via Stanley Black & Decker

Harnessing potential – that’s the motivation behind our new initiative to hire, train and retrain adults on the autism spectrum, just one of the ways Stanley Black & Decker is empowering 10 million makers and creators of all abilities by 2030.In partnership with Autism Speaks, we’re establishi...

Fall fun at Lohr's Orchard where the MD Day Options program took a hay ride and went apple picking. 🎃🍁
11/20/2019

Fall fun at Lohr's Orchard where the MD Day Options program took a hay ride and went apple picking. 🎃🍁

You're invited to join IPPI clinician, Cyrus Patten, Ed.D., LICSW, for a free workshop "Ethical Decision Making" tomorro...
11/19/2019

You're invited to join IPPI clinician, Cyrus Patten, Ed.D., LICSW, for a free workshop "Ethical Decision Making" tomorrow, November 20th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, in Barre, VT. Explore the framework of making ethical decisions, both professionally and personally, when the right choice isn't obvious. Register here http://ow.ly/d0Y050xebmU

11/19/2019
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The Vermont Care Partners are bringing the documentary, "INVALUABLE- The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support" created by the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota to locations around the state. The film honors the complexity of the work and the immense value it provides to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We're looking forward to the Montpelier showing on Thursday, November 21st! Learn more http://ow.ly/uKd350xe659

John and Hiram (Click to play video) DSP Hiram Williams describes his work with John, an older man he supports in upstate New York.

BCBA's needed for center-based ABA program for early learners, up to age six, with autism in Forest Hill, MD. Competitiv...
11/19/2019

BCBA's needed for center-based ABA program for early learners, up to age six, with autism in Forest Hill, MD. Competitive salary, excellent benefits, professional development. Come grow with us! Apply online http://ow.ly/IuKs50xbcsH

Team IPPI attended the 50th Anniversary CQL, The Council on Quality and Leadership Conference: Dare To Dream in Baltimor...
11/18/2019

Team IPPI attended the 50th Anniversary CQL, The Council on Quality and Leadership Conference: Dare To Dream in Baltimore this October. Read more here http://ow.ly/4hPp50xdy8w

"The fully-accessible 115-unit complex is designed to offer rents that are affordable to people of varying income levels...
11/17/2019
Google Invests In Inclusive Housing

"The fully-accessible 115-unit complex is designed to offer rents that are affordable to people of varying income levels and 25 percent of the homes will be reserved for people with developmental disabilities." via Disability Scoop

Google is putting up $5.3 million to help make an inclusive apartment complex — catering to those with and without developmental disabilities — a reality.

The IPPI Learning Academy Team joined the 4000 participants that signed up for the 2019 Vicki Soto 5K to remember Vicki,...
11/16/2019

The IPPI Learning Academy Team joined the 4000 participants that signed up for the 2019 Vicki Soto 5K to remember Vicki, a young teacher who lost her life at Sandy Hook. All funds raised benefit the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund which awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in education.

Community-based day supports are designed for individuals to enjoy a full range of community activities. Our MD Day Opti...
11/15/2019

Community-based day supports are designed for individuals to enjoy a full range of community activities. Our MD Day Options program visited Dave & Buster's for some gaming fun! Learn more about the program here http://ow.ly/Xl3t50x8LjL

Today is a special day. It’s National Philanthropy Day! Set aside to recognize the impact philanthropy has had on societ...
11/15/2019
Donate | Institute of Professional Practice

Today is a special day. It’s National Philanthropy Day! Set aside to recognize the impact philanthropy has had on society, #NationalPhilanthropyDay let’s us celebrate the change we’ve made, the change we’re making, and the change that is yet to come. Consider celebrating with a gift that supports individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs.

Your gift makes a difference in the lives of so many. Your tax deductible gift enables us to expand and improve the quality and scope of the programs and services we provide to children and adults with developmental and other disabilities. With your help we can continue to enrich the lives of the in...

Massachusetts's individuals and staff worked together creating quilt squares to represent their thoughts about the work ...
11/14/2019

Massachusetts's individuals and staff worked together creating quilt squares to represent their thoughts about the work we do to live our mission to build strong communities by empowering individuals. The finished quilt is proudly displayed in the reception area at Erdman Way. Beautiful job everyone! Learn more about MA services http://ow.ly/gcNl50xa2rC

The POW Center for Behavior Services celebrated World Kindness Day with flowers and gave a nod to Mr. Rogers by donning ...
11/13/2019

The POW Center for Behavior Services celebrated World Kindness Day with flowers and gave a nod to Mr. Rogers by donning their cardigans! #WorldKindnessDay #CardiganDay

Today, we can all celebrate World Kindness Day by intentionally and purposely committing at least one random act of kind...
11/13/2019

Today, we can all celebrate World Kindness Day by intentionally and purposely committing at least one random act of kindness. Compliment someone, let someone into traffic, give a bigger tip, hold the door, small gestures can mean a lot. What will you do today? #WorldKindnessDay #MakeKindnessTheNorm

The POW Center for Behavior Services Halloween Party was a huge success! Over 100 adorable superheroes, witches, ghosts ...
11/12/2019

The POW Center for Behavior Services Halloween Party was a huge success! Over 100 adorable superheroes, witches, ghosts and other costumed creatures attended. Thank you to all who supported this fun event! Learn more about the POW Center here http://ow.ly/3doy50x9fl8

We hope to see you Wednesday night at the Voices of U.S. meeting! Let your voice be heard. All are welcome!
11/12/2019

We hope to see you Wednesday night at the Voices of U.S. meeting! Let your voice be heard. All are welcome!

Twelve year old Rylan Vogelzang's classmates lined up for him to sign his new book titled "If I Squeeze Your Head I'm So...
11/11/2019
Boy with autism and Tourette’s writes about his ‘special abilities’ in new book

Twelve year old Rylan Vogelzang's classmates lined up for him to sign his new book titled "If I Squeeze Your Head I'm Sorry." He hopes the book will help people understand his life with autism and Tourette's syndrome. Via MLive.com

Prior to the signing of the book, "If I Squeeze Your Head I'm Sorry," his school held an inclusion assembly.

With respect, honor, and gratitude, thank you for your service! #veteransday #veterans
11/11/2019

With respect, honor, and gratitude, thank you for your service! #veteransday #veterans

Meet Destiny Brown, Administrator/Campus Director for Excel Academy, LLC. Destiny, a former foster child, knows how impo...
11/10/2019

Meet Destiny Brown, Administrator/Campus Director for Excel Academy, LLC. Destiny, a former foster child, knows how important a stable, loving environment is to youth in foster care. Read her story here http://ow.ly/maAf50x6WFm

Dried statice, grown from seed at Once Upon A Farm, is perfect for the first layer of a dried flower wreath. Learn more ...
11/09/2019

Dried statice, grown from seed at Once Upon A Farm, is perfect for the first layer of a dried flower wreath. Learn more about the farm, an IPPI community project here http://ow.ly/bL5Q50x6ArB

Congratulations to a fantastic group who just completed orientation and are eager to start living our mission to build s...
11/08/2019

Congratulations to a fantastic group who just completed orientation and are eager to start living our mission to build strong communities by empowering individuals! The group will be doing the life changing work of Direct Support Professionals, helping the individuals we serve discover their potential and live their best life. We look forward to working together! Learn more about a career with IPPI http://ow.ly/TQ4650wXGok

Have you considered becoming a foster parent? Would you like to learn more about the youth that would benefit immensely ...
11/07/2019
CT Foster Care | Institute of Professional Practice

Have you considered becoming a foster parent? Would you like to learn more about the youth that would benefit immensely from a stable, loving environment? Contact us, we'd love to talk with you. Learn more here http://ow.ly/Ucls50wUBbt

Permanency Services is a specialized therapeutic foster care program that supports foster parents and children throughout the state of Connecticut.

Make a difference in the life of a child with autism! Work with our talented and dedicated clinical teams and develop yo...
11/06/2019

Make a difference in the life of a child with autism! Work with our talented and dedicated clinical teams and develop your career.
Rewarding work, excellent benefit package. Learn more http://ow.ly/QmZ950wUzCH

You're invited to join IPPI clinician, Peter Burmeister, for a free workshop "Exploring the Psyche" tomorrow, November 6...
11/05/2019

You're invited to join IPPI clinician, Peter Burmeister, for a free workshop "Exploring the Psyche" tomorrow, November 6th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, in Barre, VT. Explore the benefits of inner work for the purpose of self-exploration, self-understanding, healing, and transformation. See the Facebook event here http://ow.ly/9sb550wYXbM

Exercise your right to vote today! #voting #vote
11/05/2019

Exercise your right to vote today! #voting #vote

Individuals in the MD Day Options program enjoyed some exercise and fresh air visiting Maryland State Parks Rocks Park w...
11/04/2019

Individuals in the MD Day Options program enjoyed some exercise and fresh air visiting Maryland State Parks Rocks Park which offers 3.5-miles of hiking trails, and access to Deer Creek, which is ideal for fishing, wading and tubing. Learn more about the day options program http://ow.ly/CIxj50wYX1h

'It’s such a small gesture, but things like this really restore your faith in humanity. Like, there’s still good people ...
11/03/2019
Man Crafts Special Gift for Young Neighbor With Autism Enchanted by the American Flag

'It’s such a small gesture, but things like this really restore your faith in humanity. Like, there’s still good people out there that want to do kind things for no other reason than just to be kind.” reported by Good News Network.

When Todd Disque spotted this pint-sized patriot admiring the American flag in his front lawn, he couldn't help but express his appreciation for the boy.

Three of the nation’s most prominent disability organizations Autism Speaks, Special Olympics and Best Buddies Internati...
11/02/2019
Campaign Aims To Create 1 Million Jobs For People With Disabilities

Three of the nation’s most prominent disability organizations Autism Speaks, Special Olympics and Best Buddies International are partnering in an effort to bring about a million jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2025. via Disability Scoop

Three of the nation's most prominent disability organizations are banding together in an effort to bring about a million jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2025.

We'd like to kick-off National Adoption Month by sharing some of the photos of our foster care team's Fostering & Adopti...
11/01/2019

We'd like to kick-off National Adoption Month by sharing some of the photos of our foster care team's Fostering & Adoption Open House. We had a number of wonderful people attend who are ready to open their hearts and their homes to a youth in need. We are grateful to all that attended! #NAM2019 #NationalAdoptionMonth http://ow.ly/1aSm50wYKFy

MA Day Program individuals and staff had a great time creating this spooky spider bulletin board for Halloween! Learn mo...
10/31/2019

MA Day Program individuals and staff had a great time creating this spooky spider bulletin board for Halloween! Learn more about MA programs and services http://ow.ly/YGE650wYkjP

Happy Halloween from the POW Center for Behavior Services! Learn more about the POW Center http://ow.ly/grHs50wXC2M
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from the POW Center for Behavior Services!
Learn more about the POW Center http://ow.ly/grHs50wXC2M

The 10-episode third season of “Atypical” should be available for streaming Nov. 1. "A television show centering on the ...
10/30/2019
Netflix Series About Teen On The Spectrum Poised For New Season

The 10-episode third season of “Atypical” should be available for streaming Nov. 1. "A television show centering on the coming-of-age experiences of a teenager with autism is set to return." via Disability Scoop

A television show centering on the coming-of-age experiences of a teenager with autism is set to return.

10/30/2019
Your Life Your Vote

Individuals with developmental disabilities talk about what it means to them to exercise their right to vote!

Voting matters. Voting give us the power - the power to choose, the power to make a difference. Vote and be represented. ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL ...

Join us for trick or treating and refreshments at the POW Center for Behavior Services tomorrow night! All are welcome! ...
10/29/2019

Join us for trick or treating and refreshments at the POW Center for Behavior Services tomorrow night! All are welcome! More about the POW Center here: http://ow.ly/SMFV50wWda4

Looking good! The POW Center for Behavior Services staff are decorating their doors for the upcoming Halloween Party for...
10/29/2019

Looking good! The POW Center for Behavior Services staff are decorating their doors for the upcoming Halloween Party for early learners with autism tomorrow night!. Learn more about the POW Center here http://ow.ly/MpFp50wWbcW

This article, by WAFB Channel 9 and posted by Autism Speaks, talks about the blue pumpkins you may see this Halloween, c...
10/28/2019
Parent, non-profit collect blue pumpkins for autism awareness: ‘Inclusiveness is what we’re hoping for’

This article, by WAFB Channel 9 and posted by Autism Speaks, talks about the blue pumpkins you may see this Halloween, carried by children on the spectrum to indicate they may be non-verbal, or communicate differently, as they trick or treat. As always, the hope is understanding and inclusion.

Blue pumpkins aren’t just for decoration this Halloween; they serve as a symbol for kids with autism.

Don't miss our Open Interview Event in Bel Air, MD tomorrow from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM! We'd love to talk to you about a ca...
10/27/2019

Don't miss our Open Interview Event in Bel Air, MD tomorrow from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM! We'd love to talk to you about a career in human services. Great work environment, excellent benefit package. Learn more http://ow.ly/jqd450wUOiO

Mishanda Harper, founder of Single Mom's Alliance, believes in the importance of community. She supports the efforts of ...
10/27/2019

Mishanda Harper, founder of Single Mom's Alliance, believes in the importance of community. She supports the efforts of our foster families in seeking strong community connections for the youth in their care. Read her story here http://ow.ly/8mTD50wUN8D

Looking forward to a great day, as a sponsor and exhibitor, at Connecticut's largest event for national, regional and st...
10/26/2019

Looking forward to a great day, as a sponsor and exhibitor, at Connecticut's largest event for national, regional and state resources for the autism community hosted by Autism Services and Resources Connecticut. Stop by table 94 and say hello if you're attending!

Individuals at our MA Day Program had a great time at this year's "Trunk or Treat" that featured mad scientists and lab ...
10/25/2019

Individuals at our MA Day Program had a great time at this year's "Trunk or Treat" that featured mad scientists and lab rats, Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, Raggedy Ann & Andy, Toy Story, The Nightmare on Elm Street and more! Amazing job everyone!

Raggedy Ann & Andy, AKA Lisa Hunt and Diane Bryce, from finance and billing operations, head out to join the fun at the ...
10/25/2019

Raggedy Ann & Andy, AKA Lisa Hunt and Diane Bryce, from finance and billing operations, head out to join the fun at the MA Day Program "Trunk or Treat" Halloween celebration this afternoon!

Seeking mission-driven team leaders to serve as Program Coordinators in our Manchester, Merrimack, and Stratham NH locat...
10/24/2019

Seeking mission-driven team leaders to serve as Program Coordinators in our Manchester, Merrimack, and Stratham NH locations. Rewarding work, great benefits. Apply online http://ow.ly/SlOJ50wTkug

Some great tips and resources for parents with kids on the spectrum to prepare for participating in Halloween activities...
10/23/2019
Happy Halloween: Making the holiday fun for everyone | Autism Speaks

Some great tips and resources for parents with kids on the spectrum to prepare for participating in Halloween activities via Autism Speaks.

Halloween is a fun night of costumes and candy for kids of all ages. But for those on the autism spectrum, scary sounds and decorations, tight or scratchy costumes and going out at night can be a lot to handle. Helping your child know what to expect from Halloween can help make it a fun time for

Individuals in the MD Day Options program had the opportunity to experience BEAM by EyeClick, an award-winning game that...
10/22/2019

Individuals in the MD Day Options program had the opportunity to experience BEAM by EyeClick, an award-winning game that you play you with your whole body, as it's projected on the floor. The Joppa Library hosted the event. More about community-based day supports here http://ow.ly/rOt050wR5qg

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