Archive for January, 2014

Building Bridges with Berry: Part 2 A Students Perspective

Berry College is an institution that prides itself on teaching students the importance of service and community involvement. In theory, this is a great concept: students serve others with their head, heart, and hands. This is a mission that has been preached to my peers and me since we first…

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Building Bridges with Berry

I am truly inspired by my friends at DIGS and Skills for Life. These organizations provide opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to build friendships, learn new things, and increasingly have self determination to take charge of their lives!  Because of organizations such as these, our community offers experiences for…

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DIGS dream closer to reality

As Paul celebrated his 78th birthday, he stood admiring the inside of a nearly eight-year-old community dream, a personal care home for adults with developmental challenges. The Lamar & Barbara Paul home is at 30 Brookvalley Court. “Isn’t this wonderful,” Paul said with a smile directed at his 29-year-old grandson…

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Berry College to Host Temple Grandin

“Temple Grandin is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, autistic activist, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She also created the “hug box“, a device to calm autistic children. The subject of an award-winning biographical film, Temple Grandin, in…

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Heart of The Community

Congratulations to Barbara, Tracey and Drew! They are among several other recipients of the Heart of The Community Award. As a parent of two sons with speech/language disabilities, Barbara Monday returned to school to earn her degree in Speech/ Language pathology. She wanted to make sure she could assist her…

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