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Tag Archives: Community

Guest Post: Bobby Little on working in the community.

Bobby Little is a self-advocate, a SUFU Member and live in Presque Isle, Maine. He and Kile recently spoke about his working in the community: Bobby recently told us about getting a job for the Salvation Army.  Bobby said this is a flexible position and has worked a few times now.  After an interview and being hired in the first week of December, he stands outside rain, snow, and cold, ringing a bell and accepting donations.  This is an important position for Bobby and say’s…

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Self-Advocates Chasing their Dreams: Conference Video

At the 2022 SUFU Conference self-advocates are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops. One of them was was titled “Chasing Your Dreams”. Self-Advocates were given the opportunity to share what they are passionate about and their dreams for the future. We thank self-advocate Anna McDougal for leading this workshop along with Lisa Wesel and Kim Humphrey from Community Connect. From that workshop a video was compiled of self-advocates sharing their passions and dreams.

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Guest Post: Rena Young – Back in Sports and Thriving at Home.

Today we welcome Rena Young to our blog. Stacy Giberson had an opportunity to sit and talk with her about what she wanted to share! Rena’s Back in Sports and Thriving at Home! I spoke with Rena, and she shared with me how happy she is that she has been able to enjoy Special Olympics and play in sporting events. Rena couldn’t play her favorite sports for a two-year span of time because of Covid 19 restrictions.  Rena plays basketball, does swimming and skiing events…

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Guest Post: Jon McGovern – Traveling to New York to bowl.

Yo What’s up I Jon went to New York state over the long weekend for a bowling Tournament in Newburgh, NY.   My hotel was in Fishkill NY I went down with my friends.  One of them drove all of us.   The other bowlers gave me open praise, and nobody cared if I had a disability or not.  They wanted me there.  This is the same way on my bowling League here in Maine at Pat Tarsio Lanes and owner Tony Tarsio.  Everyone was nice and…

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Community Inclusion from Jon McGovern and Eric McVay – Bowling in the Community

Hi this is Jon.  In my community in Bangor I’m Part of a Bowling League love having fun doing my Bowling League for 32 weeks straight every week on Monday’s Starts in September ends in April and it a Sanctioned League by the USBC (United States Bowling Congress). I found out about bowling in my community because a staff person that I used to see at a day program was interested in a bowling league.   We participated for a half a year together, and then…

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Guest post from Abbott Philson

Today we welcome Abbott Philson, Portland Chapter member, and Chair of the Board of Directors to the blog. I want to share with you about a new experience for me. A former teacher of mine asked me last year if I was still singing. I used to be part of a chorus in high school and it was something I liked doing. I have not been singing and he brought up the idea of the Tri City Community Chorus in Saco. I take suggestions from…

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