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Braille History & Fun Facts

January is braille Literacy Month! We thought it would be a great opportunity to share some of the history and fun facts about braille! Braille was invented by Louis Braille. He was born in France in 1809. When he was three years old, he was playing with some tools in his father’s workshop. While playing,…

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Compass’ 2019 Predictions…What’s Next?

This is your year!  January is the perfect time to dream and hope for the possibilities that come with a new year and a new season.  Say goodbye to last year and embrace all that is in store for this year.  We believe there is going to be adventure, growth and new levels of community…

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2019 End of Year Recap

Eric and Sadie take us on a trip down memory lane in the final recap VLOG of 2018! Thanks for Watching and we’ll see you in 2019!

Why We Love Underdogs

by Mary Flom Do you have a favorite Underdog movie?  A few classics come to mind… “Rudy” The story of Daniel Rudy Ruettiger whose life dream was playing football at the university of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles. “The Karate Kid” A bond forms between a martial arts teacher and a boy who is being…

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Carr Fire Article

This is an article written by our CEO, Sadie Hess, on the Carr Fire. It was originally written for our Compass Newsletter. Do you ever get an assignment you are dreading?  I know you all think that I lead the organization, but all good leaders also know how to follow.  So, because Mary is in…

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History of Special Education

December 2nd is National Special Education Day! It marks the anniversary of the day that the first special education law was signed by President Gerald Ford in 1975. This law is known today as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We wanted to take a look at the progress that has happened in the…

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A to Z Caregiver Appreciation Guide

By Mary Flom   I think we can all agree that caregivers are pretty cool.  In our line of work, we call them Life Guides.  Why?  Because they’ve been entrusted to guide and care for the life of the client they serve. Imagine with me for a minute that all of a sudden you are…

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Community Retreat Wrap Up!

In this latest Compass VLOG, Eric and Sadie wrap up our Community Retreat for 2018. Sadie shares on why retreats are so important for our community and gives us a sneak peak into what we can look forward to next year!

Common Misconceptions about Mental Illness

Today is World Mental Health Day!  So we thought we would share an article we found from Psychology Today written by Amy Morin who also wrote the international best seller, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.”  The article below focuses on some of the common misconceptions surrounding mental health. One in five Americans experience…

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Life Lessons from Winnie the Pooh

October 10th is Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day and it got us thinking, who is the most famous teddy bear we know and what kind of life lessons can we learn from him? Today we are sharing some life lessons from Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. There…

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