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BRIDGING THE GAP

Living Resources is dedicated to providing life enhancing services to individuals challenged by intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as those who are brain injury survivors. Growth and happiness are unique for each person and at Living Resources, we offer a supportive environment that allows individuals to meet and exceed their personal goals.

Our more than 850 Super Hero staff members provide a wide range of services to more than 1,900 families and individuals helping them to reach new levels of independence. Each day is a success here at Living Resources and each one of our individuals’ accomplishments are celebrated and make us proud to be a part of the Living Resources family.

Our services are individualized and offered in a variety of settings from 60+ residential housing arrangements, site-based services, day opportunities, arts, community volunteering, supported employment, after school programs, counseling services, home support to families, and services to persons with traumatic brain injuries.

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Wagon rides are not typically wheelchair-friendly. So when staff member Judi Savacool caught wind of a wagon ride equipped with a wheelchair lift she jumped on it – literally and metaphorically. Among the many roles Judi plays in her Living Resources group home, she is the unofficial “travel agent” for those who reside there. In all the researching and arranging of adventures she has done for her residents, she has found that although many venues claim to be “handicapped accessible,” they typically do not have adequate supports for adults with disabilities who are dependent on wheelchairs. Public restrooms pose particular barriers to some members of her group who need adult-sized changing tables.After a few phone calls to confirm that this would be a good fit for her group, they were off on a road trip to Wagner Farms in Rome, NY. The two-hour journey was filled with excited anticipation of adventure and enthusiastic singing to music on the radio.When the group got there, they experienced everything you could wish from a late summer day on the farm; wagon rides, sunflower and corn maze mazes as well as snack shop and farm stand. There were two wagons that were fully ADA compliant, complete with wheelchair lifts, and the mazes were wide and covered with grass, allowing wheelchair riders and their Super Hero staff to safely and pleasantly explore the grounds. What resulted was a feast for all the senses: they felt the rumble of the wagon beneath them and tractor in front of them, they saw giant sunflowers and took in their fragrant scent, heard the sounds of birds and the laughter of those around them, and enjoyed their meal from the snack shop, which always tastes better in the open air.All who participated loved the experience from beginning to end and plan to return againwww.livingresources.org/thats-just-how-we-roll/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to Living Resources DSP David Lieberman for winning NY Alliance ’s Direct Support Professional Recognition Awards, representing the Capital Region of NY. David attended a formal award presentation at their conference on Friday (via zoom) and was given the opportunity for you to say a few words of thanks. He will be receiving a certificate and a gift of thanks from the NYAII. He was chosen for this special honor from more than 175 nominations.The full nomination letter can be read below.David Lieberman is a Direct Support Professional at Living Resources, working in our College Experience Program as an Educational Assistant. The College Experience is a residential Certificate Program in partnership with College of Saint Rose which gives students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to attend college, be part of a campus community, and take part in a program that helps them transition to independent adult life.Not only is David a staff member of the College Experience, he is also a graduate of the program. David has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, saying that he chose to attend the College Experience program because he knew “traditional college was not for me. The books and academic material is hard because I have trouble understanding things that are only written down.”Despite his disability, or perhaps because of it, David is an ideal Educational Assistant. He draws from his own experiences to help current students with their classes with empathy and understanding. He has an exemplary attitude, is dependable, always happy to help out anywhere he is needed. He shows responsibility and dedication to the program on a daily basis. If you ask David to do something, you can count on it getting done, accurately and with enthusiasm.During the COVID pandemic, The College Experience Program shifted to an all remote platform. David adapted to this change and was extremely helpful in assisting students to navigate this new learning environment.David exemplifies the Living Resources logo because he puts his heart into everything he does. ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday is looking to be a perfect day for a round of golf! Join Living Resources and our amazing sponsors at our 12th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Colonie Golf & Country Club in Voorheesville, NY. The day will begin at 8:00am with registration and grab-and-go breakfast followed by a shotgun start beginning at 9:00 AM. Burger 21 and beverages will be available throughout the course, with heavy hor d'oeuvres and a cocktail hour following your round of golf. Won’t you join us?weblink.donorperfect.com/2021_Golf_SPONSORSHIPMore information: www.facebook.com/events/980977096013547?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D ... See MoreSee Less
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