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It was a beautiful day to walk the Castle Island loop in South Boston. #summer #fieldtrip #adventures #socialdistancing
07/10/2020

It was a beautiful day to walk the Castle Island loop in South Boston. #summer #fieldtrip #adventures #socialdistancing

Staff shows off the colorful tie-dye t-shirts that Lauren, a very talented individual we support, has created along with...
07/09/2020

Staff shows off the colorful tie-dye t-shirts that Lauren, a very talented individual we support, has created along with these handcrafted gift bags. Lauren has been selling her creations to keep busy and supplement her income during the pandemic. Amazing job! #tiedye #create #handcrafted #entrepreneur

Individuals did a great job transforming wood slices to watermelon and construction paper to adorable hedgehogs in these...
07/08/2020

Individuals did a great job transforming wood slices to watermelon and construction paper to adorable hedgehogs in these summer arts and crafts projects organized by our very creative direct support professionals. #handmade #artsandcrafts #summer #DSPsAreEssential

Tune in here, on our page, for Tuesday Coffee Talk live tomorrow at 10AM! Join our experts as we continue the l...
07/06/2020

Tune in here, on our page, for Tuesday Coffee Talk live tomorrow at 10AM! Join our experts as we continue the live conversation on heading back to school and what it will look like for kids, parents and educators. We’ll be discussing mask wearing and tolerating, social distancing, peer pressure, ways to prepare over the summer for the transition back to school and more. Please email your questions and concerns to [email protected] we’d love to address them and offer some resources and supports. Learn more about Tuesday Coffee Talk and join the conversation via Zoom or phone here: http://ow.ly/I5o750zwAv6

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! We'd love to hear about some of the things you did to celebrate July 4th f...
07/06/2020

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! We'd love to hear about some of the things you did to celebrate July 4th for this Monday's Self-Care Challenge. Share in comments! #July4th #selfcarechallenge

“Having a 23-year-old son on the spectrum, it is deeply personal for me to get to tell this unique story of what it’s li...
07/05/2020
Amazon Orders Comedic Drama Starring Actors With Autism

“Having a 23-year-old son on the spectrum, it is deeply personal for me to get to tell this unique story of what it’s like to come of age as someone with autism,” said Katims who is a writer and executive producer for the show." Via Disability Scoop #autism #ComingOfAge

The creator of "Parenthood" is bringing a new series about the experiences of three young adults with autism to Amazon.

Wishing all of you a happy and safe 4th of July holiday! #independenceday #july4th
07/04/2020

Wishing all of you a happy and safe 4th of July holiday! #independenceday #july4th

Beautiful short film shared by The Mighty by Heart & Sold, a global arts organisation that represents, promotes and supp...
07/03/2020
Short Film Shows How Artists With Down Syndrome Adapted Their Work During COVID-19

Beautiful short film shared by The Mighty by Heart & Sold, a global arts organisation that represents, promotes and supports artists with Down syndrome. The film features 15 artists from 7 countries and looks at how they continued to make art during the global pandemic crisis.#downsyndrome #art #artists #artistsinlockdown

"It is in times of crisis or stress we often turn to creativity to see us through, and this film reflects that."

This picture was taken at the end of a two week quarantine, where this group of women worked night and day to care for a...
07/02/2020

This picture was taken at the end of a two week quarantine, where this group of women worked night and day to care for a house of supported individuals. They are now receiving extended and much deserved respite. Theirs is a story of teamwork, commitment, and inspiration. You are heroes, and we are so grateful for the work you do every day. #Heroes #DSPsAreEssential #team #TogetherWeCan

This week's Wednesday Self-Care Activity focuses on the upcoming July 4th holiday. We're sharing some tips for mindfully...
07/01/2020

This week's Wednesday Self-Care Activity focuses on the upcoming July 4th holiday. We're sharing some tips for mindfully experiencing the time honored tradition of fireworks here: http://ow.ly/79Ay50Akv5h #independenceday2020 #fireworks #mindfulness

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE: Great opportunity to join a growing advancement team. Help IPPI develop and execute its first eve...
06/30/2020

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE: Great opportunity to join a growing advancement team. Help IPPI develop and execute its first ever fundraising strategy. If you are a motivated and creative fundraising professional, we’d love to hear from you! Learn more here: https://grnh.se/23630d032us #development #fundraising #careers #hiring #makeadifference

Tune in here, on our page, for Tuesday Coffee Talk live tomorrow at 10AM! Join our experts for a live conversat...
06/29/2020

Tune in here, on our page, for Tuesday Coffee Talk live tomorrow at 10AM! Join our experts for a live conversation on kids heading back to school this fall. We want to add your questions and comments to the discussion. What are you concerned about? What are you doing this summer to prepare for the transition? What will school even look like? We’ll be talking about what this means for children, parents, and educators. Join the conversation and share your perspective! Send us your questions ahead if you'd like to [email protected]. Learn more about Tuesday Coffee Talk and join the conversation via Zoom or phone here: http://ow.ly/I5o750zwAv6

It's said that we never plan to fail, but sometimes, we fail to plan. This can be especially true regarding self-care. S...
06/29/2020

It's said that we never plan to fail, but sometimes, we fail to plan. This can be especially true regarding self-care. So lets' plan some self-care strategies for next month and motivate each other. Share a few of your self-care goals for July in the comments below! #selfcarechallenge #monday #breathe

June is Pride Month and we celebrate our LGBTQ foster families. Meet Josh and Cassandra. Josh's story is one of resilien...
06/28/2020

June is Pride Month and we celebrate our LGBTQ foster families. Meet Josh and Cassandra. Josh's story is one of resilience and success, just ask his proud foster mom, Cassandra, pictured with Josh at his high school graduation last year. Read their story here:
http://ow.ly/YT1A50AjQCR #NationalPrideMonth #fostercare

New PBS KIDS show “Hero Elementary” follows the students and their teacher, Mr. Sparks, as they work together to solve p...
06/27/2020
PBS Show Features Superhero With Autism

New PBS KIDS show “Hero Elementary” follows the students and their teacher, Mr. Sparks, as they work together to solve problems and make the world a better place. Via Disability Scoop #superheroes #autism

Autism is getting the superhero treatment on a new children's television show.

It's selfie time at one of our residential programs! #HappyFriday #DSPsAreEssential
06/26/2020

It's selfie time at one of our residential programs! #HappyFriday #DSPsAreEssential

Kids are on their way back to school in the fall and we’re taking your questions during our next Tuesday Coffee Talk. Wh...
06/26/2020
Tuesday Coffee Talk - YouTube

Kids are on their way back to school in the fall and we’re taking your questions during our next Tuesday Coffee Talk. What are you concerned about? What are you doing this summer to prepare for the transition? What will school even look like? We’ll be talking about what this means for our children, parents, and educators. Join the conversation and share your perspective, Tuesday, June 30 at 10AM or send your questions to [email protected]. See past Coffee Talks on our YouTube Channel.

We're grateful to the Family Focused Treatment Association - FFTA, who address the treatment needs of children and youth...
06/25/2020
A Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth – The Trevor Project

We're grateful to the Family Focused Treatment Association - FFTA, who address the treatment needs of children and youth in foster care, and in all families, for sharing this helpful resource guide on being an ally to transgender and nonbinary youth by the The Trevor Project. #NationalPrideMonth #fostercare

The first step to becoming an ally to transgender and nonbinary people is to learn more; thank you for taking that step with us! It […]

Our frontline staff's vigilance in maintaining precautions is keeping them, their colleagues and the individuals we supp...
06/25/2020

Our frontline staff's vigilance in maintaining precautions is keeping them, their colleagues and the individuals we support safe, healthy and happy during these challenging times. You are the best! #DSPsAreEssential #teamwork #heroes #thankyou

We stand with the The Arc of Massachusetts to ensure funding for day and employment services in Massachusetts and urge C...
06/24/2020
#DontCutUsOut: Act Now To Ensure Funding For Services For Adults With I/DD During Re-Opening - The Arc of Massachusetts

We stand with the The Arc of Massachusetts to ensure funding for day and employment services in Massachusetts and urge Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, and Senate President Karen E. Spilka to protect these essential services for individuals with disabilities. #DontCutUsOut

Adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or other intellectual and developmental disabilities served by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) will lose services if funding and policies don’t meet the requirements of the re-opening period and thereafter. The campaign #DontCutUsOu...

The IPPI clinical team knows how important self-care is, especially in challenging times. Take a quick break with this o...
06/24/2020

The IPPI clinical team knows how important self-care is, especially in challenging times. Take a quick break with this one-minute mindfulness exercise from PsychCentral.com and recharge. #selfcare #stressbusters #mindfulness

New project started! In addition to being fun to complete, did you know puzzles are great for relaxation, stress relief,...
06/23/2020

New project started! In addition to being fun to complete, did you know puzzles are great for relaxation, stress relief, and can improve focus, memory, and problem solving skills. #jigsawpuzzles #socialdistancing

Missing your Tuesday Coffee Talk? We’re not meeting today, but we’ll be back next week, at 10AM on Tuesday, June 30th. I...
06/23/2020

Missing your Tuesday Coffee Talk? We’re not meeting today, but we’ll be back next week, at 10AM on Tuesday, June 30th. If you missed any previous episodes of Coffee Talk you can catch up here: http://ow.ly/kryC50Aftq0

Its been said that mindfulness, or being fully present in the moment, is a great way to ease stress and anxiety. There a...
06/22/2020

Its been said that mindfulness, or being fully present in the moment, is a great way to ease stress and anxiety. There are so many ways to practice mindfulness, going for a walk, creating something, relaxing. Please share an example of a mindful moment that you have experienced recently, we'd love to hear from you! Post in the comments below. #selfcarechallenge #mindfulness

Wishing all of the dads out there a very Happy Father's Day! “A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall bu...
06/21/2020

Wishing all of the dads out there a very Happy Father's Day! “A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again." #HappyFathersDay #DadsCare

In an interview with NPR Gadsby said "Being on stage and making a room full of people laugh, felt like a connection I ha...
06/20/2020
Autism Spectrum Diagnosis Helped Comic Hannah Gadsby 'Be Kinder' To Herself

In an interview with NPR Gadsby said "Being on stage and making a room full of people laugh, felt like a connection I hadn't been able to establish in any other environment." #comedy #autism

Growing up, the comic — known for her Nanette stand-up special — struggled to read social cues. She says her 2016 diagnosis "shifted the way that I understood myself." Her latest special is Douglas.

Happy Friday! We'd like to kick off the weekend by sharing this video of appreciation to our heroes IPPI's direct suppor...
06/19/2020

Happy Friday! We'd like to kick off the weekend by sharing this video of appreciation to our heroes IPPI's direct support professionals! #DSPsAreEssential Watch here: http://ow.ly/ehfI50AaAWp

Great day for an ice cream delivery to our residential programs in Massachusetts! #icecream #team #DSPsAreEssential
06/18/2020

Great day for an ice cream delivery to our residential programs in Massachusetts! #icecream #team #DSPsAreEssential

Please join us in wishing this lovely lady a very Happy 62nd Birthday! Karen celebrated with a nice lunch and beautiful ...
06/17/2020

Please join us in wishing this lovely lady a very Happy 62nd Birthday! Karen celebrated with a nice lunch and beautiful pink white cake. #HappyBirthday

Tune in here, on our page, for Tuesday Coffee Talk live tomorrow at 10AM! Join IPPI clinicians and Learning Aca...
06/15/2020

Tune in here, on our page, for Tuesday Coffee Talk live tomorrow at 10AM! Join IPPI clinicians and Learning Academy staff for a live conversation on moving forward in the current climate of revolution within the back drop of the pandemic. Our expert guests include IPPI Permanency Services Foster Care team members Home Finding Specialist, Vanessa Watkins and Case Manager, Brandon Kellum. We’ll be discussing strategies and insights for navigating the world that we all find ourselves in so we can help guide our children and others that count on us. Send us your questions, at [email protected], and join the conversation live on Tuesday! Learn more about Tuesday Coffee Talk and joining the conversation via Zoom or phone here: http://ow.ly/I5o750zwAv6

Beautiful day for a field trip! MA staff and individuals had a great time exploring the nooks and crannies of historic S...
06/15/2020

Beautiful day for a field trip! MA staff and individuals had a great time exploring the nooks and crannies of historic Salem, MA.

Connecticut leads the way with a resolution that allows individuals with disabilities to have access to the support they...
06/14/2020
Hospitals Told To Allow Visitors For Individuals With Disabilities

Connecticut leads the way with a resolution that allows individuals with disabilities to have access to the support they need to receive equal access to medical care and treatment while in the hospital. #developmentaldisabilities #healthcare

In a move that advocates say has national implications, federal officials are clarifying that hospital no-visitor policies must have exceptions for support people for those with disabilities.

"Johnson's mother, Aisha, says his special needs status does not mean he cannot stand up for what's right and morally pr...
06/13/2020
Clairton special needs resident organizes police protest with assistance from Clairton Police Department

"Johnson's mother, Aisha, says his special needs status does not mean he cannot stand up for what's right and morally proper." "People get to see a protest where police helped organize it, where police are standing side by side with a young black man, saying yes, we agree some things need to be changed and it should start with us." Via WTAE-TV Pittsburgh #BLM

"I think it's important to let the public know and let the citizens of Clairton know that we're here to help them, we really are," says Clairton's police chief.

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