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July Monthly Mention

I can hardly believe it has been nearly 5 months since my start date here at Nonotuck. In these 5 months I have had the opportunity to see Nonotuck values in action at each program and hear incredible testimonies about the lives impacted through the work we do. Wow, how grateful I am to be here with you!

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I don't know what I'd do without Nonotuck

Nonotuck completed its inaugural CARF accreditation survey on Friday, June 28, 2019. Four experienced surveyors flew in from their homes in Florida, California, Missouri and Vancouver, Canada to survey Nonotuck Resource Associates and apply over 800 individual accreditation standards to the organization.

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The Spirit of Giving by Jordan LeSage

At the age of nineteen, I feel I am eternally grateful for all the giving the world has handed my family. Growing up, I have had the privilege of being a part of a unique community where all of the participants have been touched by someone with autism.

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Staff Spotlight: Get to Know Dan Zimmerman

What is one thing you can think about, no matter the challenge, that encourages you and drives you to continue serving in this field? Being part of a team that provides people with life-changing opportunities. It’s as simple as that. I’ve witnessed incredible personal transformations across the board over the years in those I’ve helped to support, within the caregivers I’ve been so fortunate to collaborate with and, at times, within myself. It’s been an incredible opportunity.

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A Tribute to Jean Vanier

Thirty-nine years ago Jean Vanier found me. In 1980 I was working as a legal advocate with the law office that sued Massachusetts to close Northampton State Hospital. It was my job to be on the wards of that institution every day to help people incarcerated with their legal issues.

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Working Together to Create a Better Life

Each year the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) celebrates accomplishments made by people with disabilities, their families and others. This year our own Kitty Curtin and Dan McDonald were recognized for their life together.

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Celebrate Jean Vanier: Humanitarian and Founder of the Shared Living Philosophy

We celebrate author and humanitarian Jean Vanier, who inspired and influenced Nonotuck's philosophy of care. Learn more today!

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Center for Public Representation's re-designed Supported Decision-Making Website is live!

Center for Public Representation's re-designed Supported Decision-Making Website is live! Visit the site to learn about SDM, understand how SDM transforms lives, and find inspiration to become a participant, supporter, or advocate.

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Nonotuck Employees Spread Kindness Around the World

10 staff members from Nonotuck's Lawrence and Lowell offices recently traveled to Cambodia to volunteer and experience the culture. Their trip was inspired by a call to make a difference through small acts of kindness.

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Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

We are proud to announce that Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities: CARF is coming to visit Nonotuck June 26th-28th.

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“(Through shared living) people with a disability experience a real transformation and discover confidence in themselves; they discover their capacity to make choices, and also find a certain liberty and above all their dignity as human beings.”

Caregiving with Love:
Guide for Shared Living Providers

Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.

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