This is Alec, with support from IPPI’s staff and the L.E.A.D. advocacy group, he was able to vote for the first time this year! We are very proud of him for exercising his right to be heard through casting his vote!
In her role as Director of Advancement, Judy will be responsible for creating a department centered around Communications, Marketing and Development across the agency. Having served in this capacity for a number of non-profit agencies she brings many years of experience to IPPI. Judy will visit all corners of the agency getting to know colleagues, collecting stories, and discovering how our mission plays out in the day-to-day lives of our staff, individuals, clients, and students.
Voices of U.S. (Unified Speakers) is a self-advocacy group founded by Parnell Barmer, our Day Options Director in Maryland, that brings together adults with disabilities for the purpose of developing relationships, participating in self-advocacy, and having fun in a safe and supportive environment. Learn more at www.ippi.org
IPPI is a proud sponsor of the annual BABAT Conference this year and will be hosting a table as well. The conference is attended by behavior professionals, researchers, and students from all over New England. Connecticut clinicians Tamara Shook, Victoria Gomez, Katie Cyr and Liz Sellinger will be presenting their work on “Expanding Staff Development Procedures Using the Performance Diagnostics Checklist-Human Services (PDC-HS)” on Friday October 12th at 9:00am. Please stop by and say hello if you are attending the conference!
Two of our four Massachusetts locations combined and relocated to one address. The Airport Road and Main Street offices in Fitchburg, MA home to the Administrative, HR, Payroll, Clinical, Job Path and Residential Services teams, have combined and relocated to 80 Erdman Way – Suite 103 in Leominster. Our new location previously housed the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
The IPPI Massachusetts team provided a healthy start to kick off DSP Recognition Week by preparing and hosting a hearty breakfast buffet in appreciation of our Direct Support Professionals who do so much to enrich the lives of those we serve.
The Massachusetts’s PEP (Program Engagement & Participation) Committee has planned a special activity for every Friday through July and August in celebration of summer. Some of the upcoming events include Board Game Day, Free Ice Cream Day and Fit Friday. The theme for last week’s Fun Friday featured Hallway Art giving individuals and staff an opportunity to display their art for all to see. Nice job everyone!
This past April ANCOR recognized two exceptional people at their Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Tim Sullivan (left photo, center), who served as New Hampshire’s State Director for many years, was inducted into ANCOR’s Legacy Leaders Circle that recognizes long-time members who have made significant contributions to ANCOR and the broader disability and provider community during their tenure as an ANCOR member. Lata Subedi who is an IPPI Home Care Provider, received New Hampshire’s Direct Support Professional of the Year Award for her work in Day Services for The Plus Company. Please join us in congratulating these two very special people!
We’re proud to support these self-advocates in sharing this important message about who they are, in their own words. The video titled “I AM” sends a clear message that people are much more than their disabilities, they are people first. All participants in the video are members of IPPI Connecticut’s self-advocacy group, ACTION, that supports people with disabilities to have their voices heard by advocating within their own lives as well as in public policy decisions that affect them. A special thank you to all those that made this video possible!
Corporate Office Team participates in the Vermont Corporate Cup Event – May 2018 – Join us in giving a shout out to our IPPI Corporate Office Team in Barre, VT who participated in Vermont’s 35th Annual Corporate Cup for the first time! The 5 kilometer team running/walking event is open to businesses, government and non-profit organizations in Vermont. The purpose of the event is to promote physical fitness within the workplace and at home by bringing employees together to enjoy and experience the benefits of fitness. The proceeds from the event benefit the many programs and events of the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.