March is National Disability Awareness Month

March is national Disability Awareness Month. In Indiana, more than 19 percent of the state’s population are children and adults with disabilities. The goal of the month-long observance is to increase awareness of those who have disabilities while also promoting inclusion and independence for all people. This year’s theme is...

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2016 Board Members, Officers Announced

The Carey Services board of directors recently approved the 2016 board of directors and board officers. Keith Newman was re-elected chairperson after having served as chairperson in 2015 and after having served two previous terms as vice chairperson. Eric Walts, who served two terms as chairperson, was re-elected immediate past...

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10th Annual Duck Race Day Announced

The annual Carey Services Duck Race, which has become an early-summer tradition in Grant County, will be June 25 at the Marion Splash House. You can get check on current race details here. This year is the event’s 10th anniversary of having fun and raising money to help people with disabilities. As...

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Carey Services Receives Three-Year Accreditation

Carey Services officials announced the agency has successfully completed a major accreditation, receiving the maximum three-year accreditation achievement through CARF International. The accreditation validates the high quality of services the agency provides to individuals with disabilities in several Indiana counties. This is the eighth consecutive three-year accreditation Carey Services has...

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a person is born with an extra copy of a specific chromosome. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 6,000 babies are born each year with Down Syndrome. That’s about one in every...

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United Way Rock the Way Event Sept. 12

Carey Services will participate in the second annual Rock the Way event sponsored by United Way of Grant County. The event will be noon-8 p.m. on Sept. 12 in Gas City Park. Carey Services is one of 14 United Way of Grant County partner agencies. The event is designed to...

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Carey Services Becomes SourceAmerica Affiliate

Carey Services has become an affiliate of the SourceAmerica national network. SourceAmerica is a national not-for-profit organization that is one of the leading sources of job opportunities for people with significant disabilities. SourceAmerica works with the Ability One Program to create opportunities to bid on federal government contracts. SourceAmerica also provides training and...

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Carey Services Adding Music Therapy May 15

Carey Services is adding music therapy as a service offering for clients. The service will begin with a group session on May 15 from 2:30 to 3 p.m. on the Marion campus. Clients and others who would like to learn about music therapy can attend the session. Those participants who...

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60th Anniversary Open House Nov. 21

As part of its 60th anniversary activities, Carey Services will conduct a public open house on Nov. 21 from 9-11 a.m. and 3-5 p.m. “This has been a good year as we celebrate 60 years of helping people with disabilities,” said Jim Allbaugh, president and chief executive officer. “From our...

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Free Community Shredding Day

Carey Services will offer its annual fall free Docu-Shield Community Shredding Day on Nov. 1. Residents can drop off up to 10 boxes of documents for shredding from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Carey Services’ campus at 2724 S. Carey St. Those bringing boxes are encouraged to use the...

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