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08/21/2019 10:08Author Stephany Hartman

Day Services participants from Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point and Marshfield were all smiles as they worked on their Milkweed Market “Make and Take Scarecrow Project”.

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06/27/2019 03:06Author Emily Marino

Health and wellness are an important component of an active and meaningful life for individuals at all levels of ability.

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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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04/29/2019 02:04Author Jennifer Blum

We bet you didn’t know that Friday was National Pretzel Day!

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02/25/2019 09:02Author Sue Gustke

Celebrating retirement is a bittersweet affair.

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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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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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07/16/2018 02:07Author Jennifer Blum

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

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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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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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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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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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03/07/2018 01:03Author Jennifer Blum

This lucky group of hockey fans has some connections!

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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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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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06/19/2017 10:06Author Jennifer Blum

In just a few months, Katie will “graduate” from ODC’s Supported Employment services and will be working on her own, with no job coach support, at the Marshfield Public Library.

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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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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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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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10/05/2016 01:10Author Jennifer Blum

ODC recently celebrated the life of a wonderful friend and colleague, Michael Coleman (Getsinger). Before his passing earlier this year, Michael had worked with ODC, both in the community and in the facility, since graduating from high school almost 27 years ago.

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10/03/2016 09:10Author Sherri Waid

How are you planning to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? 

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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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09/01/2016 09:09Author Jennifer Blum

Lack of confidence and fear of failure are common barriers to community employment for individuals with disabilities. Anna (center) was struggling with both, until ODC’s training and educational services helped her assess her interests and...

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08/31/2016 09:08Author Jennifer Blum

ODC’s Workplace Readiness service helps individuals with disabilities polish their “soft” skills, which are so important for employment success! Participants focus on communication, teamwork, professionalism and...

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