Marian Center staff and residents had an ice cream social on May 6th. They ate ice cream in the Atrium and many sang karaoke.
DT had a Residents appreciation day where they did different activities all day.
Some residents had tattoos applied and others had their nails done.
Marian Center had a Q Appreciation Day! Qs were surprised by guardians’ personal notes and residents made art, cards and paintings to celebrate their Qs.
Val Freil will be starting a quarterly newsletter which will be sent out by a mass email. If there is anything you would like to be included just email her. Any input is appreciated.
A vegetable garden has begun behind Norkett Hall. Seeds were watered by residents and they watched them grow in the Atrium. Volunteers are going to clean the outside area and the seeds will be planted.
BBQ season has begun and there will be a campus wide BBQ on Memorial Day.
Green monthly smoothies are continuing and there is a discussion with the kitchen to make them for a snack for residents.
May birthdays were celebrated May 13th and lunch was ordered in.
There was a retirement party for Sikirat (DSP for apartment 205).
New mattresses are in place and the first round of new bed frames has been ordered.
A timeline is being worked on to renovate all the bathrooms in the Marian Center.
Invitations to Prom on June 25th will be out soon.
The Honorable Alexander R. Acosta
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20210
May 21, 2018
Dear Secretary Acosta:
We are writing about the critically important issue of preserving employment and job training opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For over 80 years, Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act has played an essential role in providing employment and training opportunities to men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Government action on disabilities issues is shifting to Washington DC. As you know, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act which would cap the federal share of Medicaid funding and have a very detrimental effect on individuals with disabilities across the nation.
Earlier this week, the Republican leadership of the House of Representatives revealed its plan for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Included in the plan is a proposal to significantly change the federal government’s role in funding Medicaid.