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Day Program at White Oaks

jeannetteshoppingplantsSpecial Neighbors has embarked on a new endeavor at one of our programs, White Oaks.  On March 31st, White Oaks had their first day of their new in-house "Day Program".  The individuals and staff are excited to begin this new process and they can't wait to see what the future holds for them.  They have been doing a lot of exciting activities the past few weeks.   Some of the activities they have participated in are:  a trip to Walmart to buy gardening items, setting up email accounts, dying Easter eggs and a "Spa Day".   In the future, we look forward to communicating the success stories of our new Day Program!


Board Visits

NM ConcertEvery quarter our Special Neighbors Board takes the time to visit one of our programs to connect with the individuals we support and staff members.  In March, the Board visited Nolen Manor for dinner and a special treat for them was a "mini" concert by Nick, one of the individuals we support.

Thank you to our Board Members for investing your time and talents to help the individuals we support live the life they want to live!


Gentle Teaching at Work

Sandy Ringing the BellGentle Teaching is creating a culture of gentleness. This is a culture that is taught, intentionally created, and built on four pillars; that people feel safe, loved, loving, and engaged. Gentle Teaching has been the philosophy and at the forefront of what we do at Special Neighbors. I wanted to share a gentle teaching story told through the eyes of one of our staff. I like to think that the individuals we support have personally experienced a culture of gentleness and in turn are showing these acts of kindness to others.

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Many people with developmental disabilities rely on publicly funded services and supports in order to fully participate in community life.


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