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Abilities Services, Inc. Is Looking For Your “Trash”

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  • 1/23/2017 3:31:00 PM
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In early December, the Montgomery County Community Foundation awarded $20,000 to Abilities Services Inc. to implement the Creative Abundance program at its Crawfordsville location. Creative Abundance will train all administrators, staff, and consumers to create an atmosphere that encourages creativity and self-expression. The program includes art instruction and up cycling materials to create art which is then sold, with proceeds going to the artist, ASI, and to the continuation of the arts prog...
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Creative Expression Through Creative Abundance

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  • 12/15/2016 2:01:00 PM
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In July 2016, Abilities Services, Inc. hosted a Creative Abundance arts programming workshop at our Clinton County day services location in Frankfort. The Creative Abundance program assists organizations that support people with intellectual disabilities with transforming their services to be more inclusive and community-centered.
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Donations and the Impact of Kind Gestures

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  • 12/15/2016 1:58:00 PM
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Abilities Services, Inc. assists people with disabilities, or similar disadvantages, with living and working in their local communities. Our goal is to help individuals with developmental disabilities, our consumers, achieve their highest potential and enjoy life where they live, learn, work, and play.
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Disabilities Behind Bars

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  • 8/24/2016 3:30:00 PM
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More than 750,000 people with diagnosed disabilities are currently imprisoned in the United States. Of those, 500,000 have cognitive impairments, 250,000 suffer from mobility problems, and 140,000 are visually challenged. Of those, many are people who did not have the resources or abilities to address their disabilities. While people with diagnosed with disabilities account for 20% of the overall population, more than 30% of people in prison in the United States have a disability.
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Caregivers Need a Break Too! Respite to the Rescue

Respite care provides caregivers a temporary rest from caregiving, while the person with developmental disabilities continues to receive care in a safe environment. Using respite services can support and strengthen your ability to be a caregiver.
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Making memories with a summer vacation

Living with someone with special needs can be a challenge when you are trying to figure out a “family get-a-way”. I recently came across a listing of the 7 best ADA theme parks in the US for the entire family.
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Volunteering Does Your Body Good!

Volunteering Does Your Body Good!

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills — from working as part of a team to setting and reaching goals. It gives you a chance to discover what kinds of things you're best at and enjoy the most. A volunteer job that you love can help keep you in shape too!
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Working wellness into lives of those with disabilities

Working wellness into lives of those with disabilities

Wellness is defined as the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.The state of Indiana began a new program on March 1, 2016 with the intention of providing wellness services through a Wellness Coordinator. Learn more about how this program works.
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What is a Disability?

The definition of a developmental disability includes, but is not limited to: an intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, a severe head injury that occurred before the age of 22, or a severe seizure disorder.

 

Under federal law, "developmental disability" means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that:

 

  • attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments
  • manifests before the individual attains age 22
  • is likely to continue indefinitely
  • results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:
    • self care
    • receptive and expressive language
    • learning
    • reflects the individual's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic services, individualized supports, or other forms of assistance that are of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.
    • economic self-sufficiency; and
    • capacity for independent living
    • self-direction
    • mobility

 

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