Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sam and Upstream Arts: Self-Advocacy Through Creativity

It’s not every day we have so many things to celebrate in the world of customized employment, and Sam is no ordinary success story.  Let’s begin with Sam’s most recent accomplishment—an internship he was offered at an organization called Upstream Arts based in South Minneapolis. At Upstream, Sam has the opportunity to use his interest for […]

Disability in the News: How does the Media Cover Topics such as “Sheltered Workshops?”

A recent article featured in the Pioneer Press has managed to raise some eyebrows in the disability advocacy community. Love them or hate them, “enclaves”,(work crews) or sheltered “workshops”(facility-based work floors), are one of the employment options currently available for individuals with developmental disabilities. Country-wide, people are exploring questions about the legitimacy and quality of the work opportunities […]

Maggie greets pool visitors with a warm smile and friendly conversation

Summer Jobs Don’t Get Much Better Than This

Isn’t it great when everything just fits together perfectly? We think so, and that’s why we can’t wait to formally congratulate Maggie on landing her new job as a Pool Attendant at the Highland Park Aquatic Center. According to her Employment Consultant, Kelly Daniels, Maggie is extremely outgoing and a total people person. When they […]

Partners in Policymaking Accepting Applications for 2012/2013 session

The time is drawing near for the deadline to submit applications for the Partners in Policymaking® Program for persons with disabilities and their parents. Interested parties have until July 20th to apply for the 2012/2013 session. To learn more about what impact this program can have on the people who take part, please read this article featured […]