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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Carey Services Receives Grant County Community Foundation Grant

Carey Services recently received a grant from the Community Foundation of Grant County to help youth and adults with disabilities find and maintain community employment. The $6,700 grant will be used to help two distinct populations find and maintain employment: Marion High School students participating in the School-to-Work Transition Program and long-term...

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Carey Services will participate in the observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month during October by emphasizing education through the agency’s social media outlets and website. Carey will celebrate the many individuals with disabilities in the local workforce and employers who employ people with disabilities  throughout the agency’s nine-county North...

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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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Mr. Canary and Carey Services on Indianapolis TV

Mr. Canary Bird Feeders

Carey Services and the Mr. Canary bird feeders produced in the agency’s production facility recently were featured on an Indianapolis television news segment. WRTV (Channel 6 in the Indianapolis area) produced the feature as part of the station’s “Made in Indiana” series. Station anchor Beth Vaughn interviewed Mr. Canary founders...

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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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July is ADA 25th Anniversary Month

It was 25 years ago this month that President George H.W. Bush signed the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act that has significantly changed the way people with disabilities are able to interact with their communities. Bush signed the legislation on July 26, 1990. The law has five main provisions (or...

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Afena Sponsoring Summer Vehicle Loan Promotion

Afena Federal Credit Union is partnering with Carey Services for a summer vehicle loan promotion that will generate a donation to the agency. Through the end of September, Afena will donate $50 to Carey Services for each vehicle loan they provide when the purchaser submits a special promotion voucher at...

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Caregiver Support Services Funds Available

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services has announced that Caregiver Support Services funds will be available for Fiscal Year 2016 beginning July 1. Caregiver Support Services are available on a first-come, first served basis. Applications filed in previous fiscal years do not carry over;...

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Duck Race Creates Huge Splash

The 9th Annual Carey Services Duck Race was a huge success. The event, conducted at the Splash House in Marion, raised more than $31,000. For the second year in a row, the race was a sell-out. Local residents and businesses supported the event by buying all 2,500 available tickets at...

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