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#DDAwareness18 – Brenden Pond House, Mallory, Jessica, Amy Jo, Susie

March 16, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#DDAwareness18 – Brenden Pond House, Mallory, Jessica, Amy Jo, Susie

Yesterday, Christina had the privilege of hanging out with the ladies from our Brenden Pond house and being able to see their nightly routine. First, they made their lunches for the next day. They did chicken wraps with carrots and their choice of fruit and choice of snack. After, Mallory got ready for yoga, Jessica …

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March 16, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Donna B.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we’re showcasing Donna B.  Donna lives in her apartment in the community and receives in-home supports from MORA. Donna works at MRCI and says that she does “different things” there for work. She also told us that she volunteers regularly at Feed My Starving Children, where she likes to put labels on …

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March 12, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

Tracy Murphy – Q&A

Yesterday during our leadership training we sat down with Tracy Murphy and asked her some questions in regards to her plans here at MORA and to learn more about her on a professional and personal level. Here are some of the questions asked and her responses. Q: Where did you go to college?  A: St. …

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March 12, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#DDAwareness18

We continue to raise awareness for Developmental Disability Month by showing the everyday lives of those we serve! Here we have our Highland Park house, Shelly and Peter with Robbinson during their evening routine. They had spaghetti for dinner and after they enjoyed some of their favorite things! Shelly, Robbinson and Christina passed around her …

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March 9, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Shane R.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we’re showcasing Shane R.  Shane lives in one of our residential homes. We talked to Shane’s day program coordinator, Thea, his sister Debbie, and one of his staff, Wede, about Shane and the things they enjoy most about him. We also met with Shane and he was able to show us …

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March 7, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

Developmental Disability Awareness Month – #DDAwareness18

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!   “While we still aim to increase public awareness, our focus has shifted to the importance of inclusion and living life side by side.”     Click here to read more. All throughout the month of March use the hashtag #DDAwareness18

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March 6, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

DSP of the Month – Sam Juah

Sam is one of those individuals you meet where very quickly, you become so genuinely thankful that your lives crossed paths. Spending even a short amount of time with him, the way he believes and genuinely practices “person centered approaches” is something you almost envy. The way he describes his work days, interactions and time …

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March 2, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Bucky J.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we’re showcasing Bucky J. Bucky lives in one of our residential homes. He works at Opportunity Partners in Hopkins, where he puts together pieces. He was very excited to tell us that he put together 10 pieces when we sat down to talk with him! Bucky reports that he likes his job …

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February 26, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

Feelings of Tropical Places

Last week we continued our festive Funday’s Month by wearing Hawaiian shirts or creating wearing the leis that we made while standing in front of a volcano!

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February 23, 2018  //  Christina Calkins

#FacesOfAbilityFriday – Brett S.

This week on #FacesOfAbilityFriday we’re showcasing Brett S. Brett lives in one of our residential homes. He works at MRCI in Chaska, where he assembles greeting cards and packets, and at McDonalds in Chanhassen. Brett has worked at McDonalds for 20 years, where he is a dishwasher. When we sat down to talk with him, …

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