After graduating EPI services, Maggie came back to provide services herself.
We must work together to ensure environments and facilities are available and accessible to people with disabilities.
As we wrap up our very first quarter of our My Life, My Way supported community living service enhancement we celebrate how individuals have been living their lives - just like you and I do. Individuals are participating in the community in new ways and at a pace we have never seen before.
Thank you for believing in people just like Beau with your generous donations to the Exceptional Persons Foundation.
“Every DSP has a purpose, a calling to do something to make a difference in the world, but some of us go through times that redefine our lives and our abilities to go much further than we ever thought possible and come out on the other side stronger for it. I would do it all over again if needed.”
We must stand against hate and intolerance and violence. We cannot be silent. We want to do more to eliminate racism and discrimination in our culture and to help assure all are safe, welcomed and accepted into community.
EPI's Day Habilitation program is partnering with Waterloo Leisure Services staff and Cedar Trails Partnership to keep Cedar Valley trails maintained for the community to enjoy.
Exceptional Persons, Inc. (EPI) to explore developing partnership with long-term collaborator, One Vision, head quartered in Clear Lake.
When searching for the right employee, David wasn't the only one Kate interviewed, but she has been happy with her decision to hire him since.
Direct Support Professionals do the real work in organizations that provide community services. They help people acquire needed skills to live successfully, get jobs, develop social networks, and explore interests that turn into activities that lead to true participation and inclusion. DSPs are often the cultural guides that help people with IDD navigate their communities and find their places in them.
Reaching a new milestone - our 60th anniversary - causes us to pause and reflect on the experiences and people we've had the good fortune to meet along with way.
This article from The Mighty titled, What They Don't Tell you About Working with Adults with Developmental Disabilities, was shared with me recently. I recommend this reading to anyone looking for a career filled with purpose and meaning.
As the ADA celebrates 25 years, let's remember just how far we've come while continuously working to keep breaking down barriers. Our speakers said it best...view the video here.
Blake, a graduate of West High School, native Waterloo resident, recently moved from his childhood home into a home he shares with three housemates. His journey is much like many other 22 year olds – full of twists, turns, and new experiences from which to learn.
Amy's dream was to work with children. Like many of us, Amy experienced a number of challenges on her path to fulfilling her dream. She could have given up many times – instead she persevered. Now Amy's an inspiration to many – read on for her story.
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