Monthly Archives: August 2012

David Hammis: A Loving Remembrance of a Friend, Mentor, and Lifelong Advocate

Today we were informed of some profoundly sad news of the passing of David Hammis. To many, he was a close friend, mentor, and inspiration. He has touched the lives of many in his career, and has selflessly worked to change the lives of so many people. Friends and colleagues reflect on how Dave never missed […]

Living the Dream: Ryan Gets a Taste of the Sporting Life at Maingate Inc.

Anyone who has met Ryan Foster has probably thought two things: “He’s very tall,” and “Wow, this guy knows A LOT about sports.” It’s been about four months since Ryan started working with his Employment Consultant at CIP, Emily Lavalier, but Ryan is no spring chicken when it comes to employment. Throughout high school, he has held many jobs, […]

Special Olympics Star Abby Pearson featured on “Game ON”

We’re really excited to share this recent interview, which was featured on the sports news program “Game On” on August 12th. The feature spotlights the Special Olympics Fall Games and an interview with Abby Pearson, someone who we’ve had the opportunity to work with here at CIP. Besides being a dedicated athlete who competes in a number […]

Made in the Shade: Helping Others is a Walk in the Park

Please join Community Involvement Programs for our annual fundraising event, Made in the Shade. This will be a wonderful opportunity to share a beautiful late-summer day with a lovely group of people for a great cause. So lace up your shoes, strap on your roller blades, skates or s bike helmet and walk, run or roll […]

Computer Skills & You!

Many of us often take for granted the ability to navigate a computer and/or the internet with ease. For many, these skills are often just out of reach, either because of a lack of access to the technology, or because using the technology can be daunting and overwhelming. In an attempt to break down the […]

Inclusion in the Media: August Edition

With all the options for getting news and entertainment these days, it’s easy to become overloaded by the sheer amount of information available. So for this month’s news roundup , we thought we’d narrow things down to highlight how inclusion is making news across a wide range of broadcast mediums. A few weeks ago, Chicago […]

The WeCo Collaborative: Accessibility for the Digital Age

Many people think about Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance in terms of handrails, curb cuts, ramps and parking spaces, but when it comes to computer technology, meeting existing ADA standards is not as clear cut. As computer use by individuals with disabilities continues to rise, WeCo, a St. Paul- based user-experience testing firm, is […]