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10/18/2019 02:10Author Stephany Hartman

On Thursday, October 10, all 27 Project SEARCH Wisconsin business sites were invited to the Governor’s Executive Residence to be recognized for their support of the Project SEARCH program. 

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10/07/2019 02:10Author Stephany Hartman

ODC’s CommunityConnect program has built a relationship with The Family Center to mutually benefit both parties.

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09/11/2019 02:09Author Stephany Hartman

ODC participants recently assisted Jeremiah's Crossing in getting their ranch ready for the beginning of fall lessons. Participants worked together to pull weeds and do other end-of-summer clean up tasks.

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09/03/2019 09:09Author Stephany Hartman

Day Services participants were sure sad to see August come to an end. The good weather made for some great day trips full of fun and learning.

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08/01/2019 01:08Author Jennifer Blum

We are proud to share a great message from the SWEPS food pantry in Wisconsin Rapids… to everyone involved, “way to go”!

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06/12/2019 03:06Author Laura Krause

We can’t think of a better way to learn and practice skills than in the company of horses!

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09/27/2018 03:09Author Jennifer Blum

Today, I had the opportunity to share my love of dog agility with our Stevens Point ODC Day Services group.

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09/18/2018 03:09Author Jennifer Blum

Our Wisconsin Rapids Day Service group got to toss a little dough today, courtesy of the kind folks at Polito’s Pizza.

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09/12/2018 11:09Author Jennifer Blum

ODC’s Stevens Point Day Services groups are enjoying this beautiful fall weather by exploring and learning new things about their community and the people with whom they share it.

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08/07/2018 01:08Author Jennifer Blum

This exciting evening will feature Piano Fondue, a high-energy “dueling pianos” performance.

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07/16/2018 02:07Author Jennifer Blum

Sometimes, “everyday things” turn a day into an adventure...

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07/12/2018 10:07Author Jennifer Blum

2017 was another year of growth and transformation for ODC.

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06/20/2018 09:06Author Jennifer Blum

The sun is shining, the air is warm and ODC’s CommunityConnect participants are enjoying every minute!

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05/29/2018 08:05Author Jennifer Blum

Last Thursday was Red Nose Day at Walgreens!

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04/10/2018 01:04Author Heather Bailey & Jessica Spray

It all started in January 2018 when Paula Weber, ODC’s Service Coordinator created a Facebook group – Paula's Block Exchange.

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04/04/2018 09:04Author Stacey Schultz

An exciting new opportunity for our community is coming to town - accessible bikes!

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03/07/2018 01:03Author Jennifer Blum

This lucky group of hockey fans has some connections!

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02/19/2018 03:02Author Jennifer Blum

Those of you who follow ODC know that Dustin is “in our news” quite a lot, and for good reason!

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02/07/2018 11:02Author Jennifer Blum

Following in the footsteps of previous Wisconsin Rapids Project SEARCH classes, this year’s interns...

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01/09/2018 01:01Author Jennifer Blum

When ODC staff make time for some good, old-fashioned fun, we do it for a good cause!

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09/20/2017 01:09Author Jennifer Blum

We are so honored by the generosity of Paul and Rita Meier, owners of the Blue Heron Brew Pub in Marshfield!

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08/31/2017 01:08Author Jennifer Blum

Matt was a volunteer firefighter with the Amherst Fire District when he had an accident that caused a traumatic brain injury… he was just 27 years old.

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07/25/2017 11:07Author Jennifer Blum

John recently made his “debut” as one of the stars of a promotional video filmed by members of the Conover Company, who came to visit us last week!

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07/14/2017 02:07Author Jennifer Koth

On Wednesday, four Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Baseball players and their Marketing Manager visited ODC.

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06/06/2017 02:06Author Miranda Yenter

A few years ago, Matt experienced a traumatic brain injury and decided to take advantage of all that ODC’s Day Services program in Stevens Point has to offer.

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05/15/2017 10:05Author Jennifer Blum

Our Stevens Point Day Services group was recently invited to Polito’s Pizza on Main Street to witness the work...

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04/25/2017 02:04Author Laura Krause

One of ODC’s CommunityConnect groups recently took on a project for Earth Day by helping with community clean-up at the North Wood County Historical Society’s Upham Mansion in Marshfield.

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03/16/2017 01:03Author Jennifer Blum

Project SEARCH isn’t just about preparing for the world of work. Interns participating in this high school transition program for young adults with disabilities...

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03/13/2017 10:03Author Jessica Spray

During the month of January, ODC’s Day Services Travel Club researched New Orleans, Louisiana. They liked what they found so much that they wanted to share what they learned…

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03/01/2017 02:03Author Jennifer Koth

ODC’s Tuesday night CommunityConnect group recently made a big spaghetti dinner for 14 residents at Acorn Apartments in Wisconsin Rapids!

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02/20/2017 01:02Author Jennifer Blum

Since taking advantage of the learning experiences he was offered at ODC’s training center in Wisconsin Rapids and...

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02/16/2017 02:02Author Jennifer Blum

No, it wasn’t “speed dating”… it was “speed interviewing”, and our Wisconsin Rapids Project SEARCH interns came away with some great feedback on interviewing for an employment position! 

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02/15/2017 02:02Author Jennifer Blum

When a local woman decided to make a big batch of her homemade mini cupcakes, she asked to use ODC’s commercial kitchen for her baking needs. 

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02/07/2017 10:02Author Jennifer Blum

Once a month, on a Thursday afternoon, Anisia, Amara and Monica make a special treat for the residents of Acorn Apartments in Wisconsin Rapids.

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01/18/2017 02:01Author Jennifer Blum

When ODC and Community Industries Corporation (CIC) became one organization on January 1st, not much changed that would be noticeable to the average community member.

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12/21/2016 09:12Author Jennifer Blum

Have you ever seen two people look so happy to be cleaning?

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12/19/2016 01:12Author Jennifer Blum

This sharp-dressed man is Wes, who trains full-time at ODC. But ODC’s goal is to not only connect individuals with work opportunities, but with the people, places and activities that make life more fulfilling… the “outside of work” part of our lives.

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12/15/2016 11:12Author Jennifer Blum

ODC’s 2016 Annual Awards Dinner was, once again, a night to remember! Fifteen Personal Achievement Award nominees were honored, as well as the three recipients of this award: Ben Tauschek, Trista Wolff and Jeff Micke.

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12/15/2016 08:12Author Jennifer Blum

“What can I do next?”

Those are words that are often heard from Ben by his employers and those for whom he volunteers. And everyone agrees… Ben is a real stand-out!

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12/13/2016 02:12Author Jennifer Blum

Jeff is a very humble man. When told that he was a recipient of the Personal Achievement Award, his response was one of disbelief… “Really?”, he said.

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12/08/2016 11:12Author Jennifer Blum

Dustin has always taken his personal goals seriously.

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12/07/2016 01:12Author Jennifer Blum

On a Saturday in early 2011, Sam graduated from high school. The next Monday, he began a new journey at ODC… 

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12/05/2016 03:12Author Jennifer Blum

Those at ODC who have spent the past 11 years working with Brent describe his progress “by leaps and bounds”. 

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12/01/2016 08:12Author Jennifer Blum

Jessica is very proud of her job at Arborwood Lodge... as well she should be! 

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11/30/2016 10:11Author Jennifer Blum

Casey came to ODC right out of high school, a quiet, shy young man who was quite unsure of himself. That has most certainly changed…

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11/28/2016 11:11Author Jennifer Blum

Working at a library was Katie’s dream job. But when given that opportunity, Katie almost succumbed to the pressure of her fears and barriers.

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11/23/2016 08:11Author Jennifer Blum

Anna’s biggest barrier has never been her disability… it was her belief in herself. But as her confidence has grown, so has she grown as a person.

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11/21/2016 09:11Author Jennifer Blum

In 1979, when she was just 10 years old, Dawn was diagnosed with a stage 3 brain tumor. The cancer was ultimately cured, but it left Dawn with significant cognitive disabilities.

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11/17/2016 01:11Author Jennifer Blum

All it took was a little time, and a little patience. Since 2011, David has grown from a man who had a very hard time dealing with frustration in the workplace to one who is moving toward community employment.

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11/10/2016 01:11Author Jennifer Blum

In November 2014, Amara came to ODC a bit shy and unsure. Just six months earlier, her mother had passed away and she had moved from her home in Florida to Wisconsin, to live with her father and step-mother.

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11/08/2016 11:11Author Jennifer Blum

When Andrew was referred to ODC, he was 14 years old. His drive to work was obvious, but he soon learned that there would have to be work on his part to reach that goal.

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11/03/2016 10:11Author Jennifer Blum

Nine years ago, Jennifer came to ODC as part of the Beginnings service, available to individuals with very significant behavioral or medical challenges. 

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10/20/2016 07:10Author Community Exploration Group

Last week, the Community Exploration Group, a part of ODC’s Day Services, had a guest speaker – Chuck Newman. The group was able to “go on an adventure” with Chuck...

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09/22/2016 09:09Author Community Exploration Group

Last week, the Community Exploration Group, a part of ODC’s Day Services, went to visit the South Wood County Airport – Alexander Field. The group decided to take over the ODC blog to discuss their visit, in a new blog series called, "Exploring Our Community".

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09/21/2016 02:09Author Jennifer Blum

Sara’s journey has led her from ODC’s Day Services program, where she worked on her social skills and personal development, to work in the ODC center, where she became more confident in her abilities...

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08/30/2016 09:08Author Jennifer Blum

Volunteering is an integral part of ODC's new CommunityConnect service, which is designed to explore individuals’ interests and skills, build their independence and confidence in accessing the community, and connect...

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