Let’s See People, not Punchlines

It’s time to see people, not punchlines. That’s a theme for this year’s National Disability Awareness Month, which Carey Services and many other groups observe every March. This year is the 30th anniversary for this observance, and the official theme of “People, Not Punchlines” was selected to put a spotlight...

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Fall Family/Advocacy Meeting Nov. 9

Thank you for your continued interest and involvement in what is happening at Carey Services as, together, we turn abilities into opportunities for the individuals we serve. As we enjoy the fall colors and prepare for the holidays, our next quarterly meeting is rapidly approaching. Our fall quarterly meeting will...

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Two Milestones Observed This October

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the 2020 observance combines two major milestones for people with disabilities. It’s the 75th anniversary of the national employment awareness observance, which had its beginnings in 1945 when Congress passed a bill declaring the first week of October as “National Employ the...

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2019 Duck Race Splashing Success

Carey Services’ 2019 Duck Race dodged the fowl weather and was a splashing success. The race raised more than $30,000, which will be used to meet unexpected or unbudgeted needs for the individuals we serve. The prize winners (and winning ticket numbers) for the race were: 1st  – Peerless Printing...

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SplashABILITY Event July 25

The inaugural SplashABILITY event for people with disabilities will be July 25 at the Marion Splash House. The event is geared for folks with all abilities, including people with disabilities, their loved ones and their caregivers. The event will be 7-9 p.m. with a discounted entrance fee of $3 for...

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Free Special Needs Safety Kits Available

As part of April’s Autism Awareness Month observance, Carey Services and AWS Foundation are making free safety kits available for families of children who have special needs. The kits are designed to safeguard against wandering and other dangerous situations involving children with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The kits will be...

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April is World Autism Awareness Month

April is World Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. The United Nations created the worldwide observance in 2007, and this year is the 11th observance of the proclamation for both specific day and the month of other related observances. As of 2016, autism affects about...

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Tips For a Fun Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time of year for many people, but the scary images and noises are not always fun for children who are on the autism spectrum. The Autism Society of Indiana has created a list of tips for parents or caregivers of children with autism that might...

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Employer Roundtable Oct. 24

As part of Carey Services’ participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the agency will host an employer roundtable at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 for a time of discussion and to recognize area employers who have supported employing people with disabilities. National Disability Employment Awareness Month is observed every October....

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