IDD

One Way to End the Hiring Crisis? Employ People with IDD

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:35pm

Dr. Craig Escud, President of IntellectAbility , says, "People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can be valuable assets to our workforce.

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  • Dr. Craig Escud, President of IntellectAbility , says, "People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can be valuable assets to our workforce.
  • (5) Perhaps most notably, a caf in Middletown, NJ, is staffed almost entirely by adults with IDD.
  • The owners, whose daughter has Down Syndrome, employ 34 adults with IDD and 4 with neurotypical disability.
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    "As an employer myself, I would tell other employers that the vast majority of folks with IDD are typically more dependable, honest, and have way more desire to please than those without IDD.

Grand Canyon University Provides Immersive Christian Higher Education Experience For Individuals With Moderate Intellectual Disabilites

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 7:35pm

PHOENIX, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Grand Canyon University and the Cardon family are teaming up to launch a new two-year non-degree program this fall that provides individuals with moderate intellectual disabilities an opportunity to experience life on a Christian college campus.

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  • PHOENIX, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Grand Canyon University and the Cardon family are teaming up to launch a new two-year non-degree program this fall that provides individuals with moderate intellectual disabilities an opportunity to experience life on a Christian college campus.
  • However, the opportunity to experience college can be non-existent for many, especially for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and other learning challenges.
  • "Grand Canyon University is committed to making educational opportunities accessible to everyone," said GCU President Brian Mueller.
  • About Grand Canyon University: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is Arizona's premier private Christian university.

Home Rule LLC Expanding to help Relieve Overcrowded Hospitals

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 3:30pm

The care and diligence provided by Home Rule nurses usually help patients avoid hospital stays.

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  • The care and diligence provided by Home Rule nurses usually help patients avoid hospital stays.
  • Home Rule CEO Christy McGlothlin founded her company primarily because of her experiences with her own special needs child.
  • Chris Houck added that Home Rule is currently seeking 250 new Home Nurses to help Relieve Overcrowded Hospitals, with further expansion plans for thousands of new nurses, in what Houck calls "a paradigm shift from crowded hospitals to one-on-one care in homes."
  • Chris Houck currently serves as Director of Operations of Home Rule LLC, a home nursing provider based in Hickory, North Carolina.

Zappos.com Announces Platinum Sponsorship of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

As a Platinum Partner, Zappos will be the Official Athletic Footwear Provider of the 2022 USA Games and a Supporting Sponsor of the Healthy Athlete Experience.

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  • As a Platinum Partner, Zappos will be the Official Athletic Footwear Provider of the 2022 USA Games and a Supporting Sponsor of the Healthy Athlete Experience.
  • "We are humbled to partner with the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, encouraging and supporting essential healthcare amongst its athletes.
  • The fun incentives the company brings to the mix will encourage completion of the health screenings and increase the number of Special Olympics athletes impacted by the program," said Joe Dzaluk, 2022 Special Olympics USA Games President & CEO.
  • Our partnership with the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games is an intuitive relationship for Zappos, who's long been a supporter of disability inclusion.

Uncle Matt's Organic® Partners with the 1% Better Foundation

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:42pm

Uncle Matt's Organic is proud to donate a portion of our organic juice proceeds to Chris Nikic's 1% Better Foundation," said Matt McLean, Founder and CEO at Uncle Matt's Organic.

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  • Uncle Matt's Organic is proud to donate a portion of our organic juice proceeds to Chris Nikic's 1% Better Foundation," said Matt McLean, Founder and CEO at Uncle Matt's Organic.
  • When you purchase Uncle Matt's Organic juice varieties from October 2021 through January 2022 in retailers nationwide, Uncle Matt's Organic will donate a portion of the proceeds to the 1% Better Foundation.
  • As the nation's oldest organic orange juice company, Uncle Matt's Organic is committed to growing and producing tasty, good-for-you organic juices.
  • Uncle Matt's Organic is an active member of Organic Trade Association (OTA) and supports the Organic Farming Research Foundation, The Organic Center, and Organic Voices.

Certara Appoints Patrick F. Smith to President of Integrated Drug Development

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1:00pm

as president of Integrated Drug Development (IDD), reporting to CEO William F. Feehery.

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  • as president of Integrated Drug Development (IDD), reporting to CEO William F. Feehery.
  • Dr. Smith will lead the Companys global drug development services team, which creates value for clients across the entire drug development life cycle using biosimulation and quantitative approaches.
  • Dr. Smith has worked across all phases of drug development with particular expertise in infectious diseases, oncology, and inflammation as well asnovel early development program design and applying modeling and simulation to solve critical development problems.
  • Certara accelerates medicines using proprietary biosimulation software and technology to transform traditional drug discovery and development.

The Columbus Organization Earns Coveted Spot Among Indiana Case Management Agencies

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 3:31pm

Katie Sloan, Executive State Director - Indiana, commented, "Having provided case management services in Indiana for almost a decade, we see ourselves as part of the fabric that makes up the Indiana behavioral health and IDD community.

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  • Katie Sloan, Executive State Director - Indiana, commented, "Having provided case management services in Indiana for almost a decade, we see ourselves as part of the fabric that makes up the Indiana behavioral health and IDD community.
  • And as a leader in the state, we continue to revolutionize case management through innovative complex care models, language-specific services, and dedication to ongoing learning and development.
  • We are thrilled that BDDS has allowed us to continue our work and improve the lives of so many families in Indiana."
  • With currently over 64 Indiana case managers, 14 of whom speak Spanish, The Columbus Organization has built an infrastructure that can seamlessly scale to serve a majority of the state's IDD/behavioral health population.

Join Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri And Challenge Yourself To Change Lives At The 22nd Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port Presented By Pepsi-Cola And Shaw's and Star Market Foundation

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 8:33pm

"We are excited to be returning to Massachusetts for our 22nd Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, presented by Pepsi-Cola and Shaw's and Star Market Foundation and we are thrilled that Guy Fieri will join us as Honorary Chair of this event," said Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Best Buddies International.

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  • "We are excited to be returning to Massachusetts for our 22nd Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, presented by Pepsi-Cola and Shaw's and Star Market Foundation and we are thrilled that Guy Fieri will join us as Honorary Chair of this event," said Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Best Buddies International.
  • "We are also honored to have Pepsi-Cola and Shaw's and Star Market Foundation returning as this year's Presenting Sponsors.
  • Together, we will continue empowering people with special abilities and mobilizing our supporters to create a more inclusive world."
  • The Challenge weekend kicks off Friday, October 1 with the annual Guy Cooking with Best Buddies Celebrity Chef Food Festival, presented by Pepsi-Cola and Shaw's and Star Market Foundation at the Encore Boston Harbor.

National Specialized Health Care Leader Launches Integrated Whole Health Clinics

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:00pm

We are extremely proud of the care we continue to provide in Kentucky and eager to expand this model of care to additional geographical areas.

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  • We are extremely proud of the care we continue to provide in Kentucky and eager to expand this model of care to additional geographical areas.
  • Sevita's national presence and their relationships with states and health plans makes them an ideal partner for this venture.
  • It is a unique opportunity for us to create an innovative integration of care between home and clinic settings."
  • Sevita is a leading provider of home and community-based specialized health care.

Certara Announces New Clinical Science Group and Adds Senior Scientific Experts

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

The Company also appointed David Mitchell, Ph.D., as Senior Vice President of Strategic Engagement and added C. Glenn Begley M.D., Ph.D., and Colin Pillai, Ph.D., as Senior Scientific Advisors.

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  • The Company also appointed David Mitchell, Ph.D., as Senior Vice President of Strategic Engagement and added C. Glenn Begley M.D., Ph.D., and Colin Pillai, Ph.D., as Senior Scientific Advisors.
  • Modern drug development is a team sport, and with the new clinical science group and these appointments, Certara will further advance our strategic partnerships and help train talent in model-informed drug development, saidCraig R. Rayner, President, Integrated Drug Development at Certara.
  • At Certara, Dr. Marshall will be responsible for establishing and growing the clinical science group of senior level scientists and physicians, which will drive clinical and medical elements of Certaras consulting offerings to clients.
  • At Certara, Dr. Begley will contribute to translational medicine, a key clinical science capability.