DSP Week: Meet Angelique

DSP Highlight: Meet Angelique Angelique got her start working with people with disabilities she moved to Texas to help her cousin care for his son with Autism. While living there, she found a job working in a residential program and soon transferred to their day program similar to Community Living’s Support Services for

Meet Minh: DSP of the Year

Meet Minh: Community Living's Direct Support Professional of the Year After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in social work, Minh set out to find a job working hands-on with people. She had done her internship working with seniors in a residential program but wanted to try something new. She started working in a

Bertha’s Birthday

Bertha's Birthday Bertha celebrated her birthday surrounded by her community! The staff at her house worked with the staff at the Lonning Center to plan a party. They brought cupcakes and ice cream to share with all of her friends at the Center. They also brought gifts for everyone! The Lonning Center’s two

A Place for Purpose

A Place for Purpose Chris was less than a year old when he was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome. His mom, Sue, was a lifelong educator. “I knew what we were facing,” she said. When she sat down at his first IEP meeting, she remembers being asked what she envisioned for Chris’ future.

Kathleen’s Corner

Kathleen's Corner Kathleen is retired, but she isn’t slowing down. “I didn’t want to retire. I wanted to keep on going,” she said. She runs Kathleen’s Corner, a snack shop housed in the break room at Community Living’s Family Center. Once a week, usually on Tuesdays, Kathleen stops by the Family Center and

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