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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.
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”.
12/19/2018 09:12Author Eric Gudmunsen
Alex continued to grow with each work experience and he left each workplace a better place...
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.
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.
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.
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.
06/04/2018 12:06Author Jennifer Blum
Jordanah made a big announcement at her recent Marshfield Project SEARCH graduation ceremony...
05/29/2018 08:05Author Jennifer Blum
Last Thursday was Red Nose Day at Walgreens!
05/14/2018 11:05Author Jennifer Blum
Congratuations to Curtis and Withee Tire for finding a really good match…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
10/05/2017 11:10Author Jennifer Blum
Nicole was only 13 years old when an accident caused her spinal cord injury.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?
01/30/2017 02:01Author Terry Kleyn
After over 13 years, Mary recently retired from her job at the United Way of Portage County.
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.
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.
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…
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.
01/09/2017 10:01Author Mary Blanchard
On December 19th, Matthew was offered a job.
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...
10/11/2016 11:10Author Jennifer Blum
Why is Aaron grinning from ear to ear? He is now employed at...
09/20/2016 08:09Author Jennifer Blum
Attorney Jon Blum welcomed new hire Nichole to Duncan Disability Law in Nekoosa!