Category Community

Spotlight: Almsted’s Fresh Market

“Who sings that?” “Who cleaned that?” “Who vacuums?” are all questions that you may hear from Taylor wherever you go. Taylor is someone who can light up the room with his singing, curiosity, and smile. He came into CIP services in early January of 2018 and just like you and me; is someone who has […]

Spotlight: Eat Street Social

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Employment Services would like to highlight some of our employers and ask anyone that follows these stories to support these local businesses. If you are in Minneapolis and happen to stop by Eat Street Social or Northeast Social for dinner, look around and notice the shining floor, sparkling […]

The Body Shop

Previously featured on our employment blog, Tsering Dickyi continues to work hard to achieve her goals and dreams in life! After a year of working at her first employer from the previous blog, Tsering decided it was time to build on her skills and strengths, and look for a position where she could work with […]

Helping People and Feeling Good

Here at CIP, volunteering is a big part of what we do. One of the places we volunteer is Second Harvest in Brooklyn Park. I, alongside four to five individuals we support and a Community Support Specialist, will volunteer at Second Harvest every Tuesday. Here, we do a variety of things including boxing canned goods […]

Self Advocacy – A Day in the Life

What do a push, joined hands, and a belly rub have in common? They each represent a different form of power — power over, power with, and power within. For our latest session of Advocating Change Together’s Self-Advocacy course, Kayla, Megan, and I sat in a circle at the Augsburg Library and talked about power. […]

Kenneth Moore is Makin’ It

Kenneth Moore has faced a great deal of adversity in his life, and still does to this day living with an array of physical and psychological challenges. Despite the challenges he has faced, Kenneth has become a proud husband and father to his newly born son Blake. On top of these accomplishments he is also […]

Ari Ne'eman expresses his views: Autism is not a tragedy. Ignorance is.

We Can Do Better…

An editorial by Jolene Thibedeau Boyd, Director of Employment & Community Supports Fair warning: If you care about the debate currently brewing related to sheltered workshops (aka center-based work floors, work centers, etc.), this blog contains my opinions, which may be considered troubling (or possibly controversial) by some. However, there is no need to let that […]