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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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09/27/2019 11:09Author Stephany Hartman

ODC participant Nathan “Buck” is moving on to Uptown Coffee Company.

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01/14/2019 10:01Author Emily Marino

What is normal, anyway?

How many times in the lives of people with disabilities or mental health struggles were they considered “not normal”? I would guess more times than they would like to count.

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01/07/2019 11:01Author Eric Gudmunsen

When I met with The Waterford staff for the first time three years ago, I spoke to them about a position that I had developed with another senior living facility that we call “hospitality aid”.

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12/19/2018 09:12Author Eric Gudmunsen

Alex continued to grow with each work experience and he left each workplace a better place...

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12/18/2018 01:12Author Ann Lepak

What started as a hire at one gym with one worker in Wisconsin Rapids turned into hires at four gyms with four workers in Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield, Stevens Point and Plover.

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12/04/2018 02:12Author Jennifer Blum

Arborwood Lodge and Arborview Court, part of Crystal Fountains Assisted Living, have been working with ODC employment services for over eight years.

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11/26/2018 10:11Author Mary Blanchard

When Skyler Slark first came to Marshfield’s Project SEARCH program at Marshfield Medical Center in September 2015, he had little confidence or self-esteem and not much hope for the future.

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11/06/2018 01:11Author BJ Bowers

Bill works at Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH) collecting confidential papers throughout the hospital to be shredded.

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06/04/2018 12:06Author Jennifer Blum

Jordanah made a big announcement at her recent Marshfield Project SEARCH graduation ceremony...

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05/29/2018 08:05Author Jennifer Blum

Last Thursday was Red Nose Day at Walgreens!

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05/14/2018 11:05Author Jennifer Blum

Congratuations to Curtis and Withee Tire for finding a really good match…

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05/09/2018 03:05Author Jennifer Blum

For over a year, Alex has been taking advantage of temporary work experiences coordinated by ODC, opportunities for him to learn and practice his work skills…

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03/29/2018 01:03Author Jennifer Blum

On Tuesday, we gathered at the Elks Club in Wisconsin Rapids to honor local businesses and organizations that work with ODC Employment Services.

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03/26/2018 08:03Author Monica Barnhart

Of all the individuals we work with, Brian has one of the strongest desires to work in the community.

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03/15/2018 03:03Author Jennifer Blum

It was just another inspirational moment for those of us who attended the ODC Employer Appreciation event in Marshfield earlier this week.

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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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02/13/2018 11:02Author Erica Utegaard

Luke has been working at Applebee’s in Marshfield for only a couple of months, but he’s made such an impression...

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11/21/2017 01:11Author Mary Blanchard

Today, I received an email that, from an ODC job developer’s perspective, is as good as it gets.

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10/05/2017 11:10Author Jennifer Blum

Nicole was only 13 years old when an accident caused her spinal cord injury.

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09/25/2017 02:09Author Mary Blanchard

This is a smile that comes with being a new hire at the Marshfield Clinic/Marshfield Medical Center!

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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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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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05/01/2017 12:05Author Lynn Haefer & Miranda Gregory

We recall a time, not so long ago, when people with disabilities were not acknowledged as members of society and community-based employment was unheard of. 

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03/28/2017 02:03Author Jen Pelot

Last Tuesday, ODC’s Employment Services team in Wisconsin Rapids celebrated our Wisconsin Rapids area employers at an annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast.

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02/27/2017 10:02Author Holly Skinner, Goodwill Marshfield

Ryan has always been a star participant in Goodwill’s on-the-job training program. He’s dedicated, organized and a hard worker.

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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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02/01/2017 03:02Author Mary Blanchard

Most of us love our morning “joe”… so do we really need another reason to visit Biggby Coffee in Marshfield?

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01/30/2017 02:01Author Terry Kleyn

After over 13 years, Mary recently retired from her job at the United Way of Portage County. 

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01/24/2017 11:01Author Miranda Gregory

Bill worked for many years at Taco Bell as part of ODC’s Supported Employment Program. Unfortunately, he was laid off in early 2016 due to restructuring after a change in ownership. 

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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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01/16/2017 08:01Author Miranda Gregory

ODC’s relationship with The Baltus Company goes back a long, long way. In the 1980’s, an ODC candidate was hired to work at their car wash… 

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01/11/2017 11:01Author Christina Eberhardt & Joan Korger

Much like ODC, Copps Food Center has been a part of our community for over 50 years. 

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01/09/2017 10:01Author Mary Blanchard

On December 19th, Matthew was offered a job. 

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10/19/2016 10:10Author Jennifer Blum

When you love your job, you bring treats to the office! Colton did just that, leaving a message for his co-workers...

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10/11/2016 11:10Author Jennifer Blum

Why is Aaron grinning from ear to ear? He is now employed at...

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09/20/2016 08:09Author Jennifer Blum

Attorney Jon Blum welcomed new hire Nichole to Duncan Disability Law in Nekoosa! 

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