February 25th, 2015

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Specialized Housing Braves the Storms

During the historic blizzard of January ’15, the Groundhog’s Day storm, and yet again during the February 9th storm, the roads were a mess. The Mayor urged everyone to stay home, if possible. People parked their cars, cuddled up with friends and family, and settled in for, sometimes, days at a time. Not our Specialized Housing [...]

February 24th, 2015

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Welcome Julie

Specialized Housing is thrilled to announce that a new manager has joined our American Training family! With over 14 years of Human Services experience, Julie morin comes to us as our new manager of both our Davis Road and Chadwick Road homes. “I am really lucky! Both programs have great Colleagues working there. The transition has been [...]

February 19th, 2015

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The Super Size Of Challenges

ATI Colleagues are taking on the New Year in a BIG way with another round of the Biggest Loser Challenge. Only this time, the challenge is much BIGGER; it is the Super-Size of challenges. On January 5, 45 American Training Colleagues weighed in and took on an eight-week weight-loss challenge.  Each Colleague paid $20.00 toward the [...]

February 10th, 2015

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Are You Listening?

Is there a difference between listening and hearing? You’re right, there is. Let me preface this by saying I’m a happily married man. But when my wife asks me if I’m listening and I respond “I hear you,” what does that mean? Is it that I hear the noises coming out of her mouth or [...]

January 30th, 2015

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PBS- What Is It?

When someone mentions the letters “PBS,” to you, what comes to mind? Perhaps visions of “Sesame Street” or “This Old House” dance around your head—and that is perfectly okay to admit. However, it is time to step back from the images of Big Bird and Bob Vila, and begin to see those letters in a [...]

January 29th, 2015

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When Weathering Winter…

It’s that time of year again… time for sub-freezing temperatures, major snow accumulation, white out conditions and back to back winter storms. After the region survived this most recent storm of epic proportion, Blizzard Juno, burying a good portion of the state under 2-3 feet of snow, Meteorologists are already predicting more potentially accumulating snow headed this [...]

January 8th, 2015

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Eyes On The Prize: Orientation’s WOW! Magic Scavenger Hunt

Many have played. Many have laughed along the way. Many have described the experience in favorable terms. But few have won. Meet American Training’s orientation WOW! Magic Scavenger Hunt, a hunt like no other. The Scenario: You are brand new to American Training. You are enthusiastic and eager to begin your new job, but as [...]

January 7th, 2015

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From the Job-Seekers Corner: First Impressions Last

Did you know it takes only 3-5 seconds for someone to form a first impression? Have you ever wondered what impression YOU are creating? Here at StarWorks, we focus on helping our Guests obtain and maintain employment, simply by using our unique WOW! Magic. With such a large pool of talent and skills that our wonderful Guests continue to provide, it’s [...]

December 31st, 2014

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Gifts Galore at Specialized Housing Annual Open House

  Specialized Housing loves a party!  Mass Ave & Davis Road have teamed up for the past three years to host an Open House and welcome friends, family, Residents, Colleagues and neighbors to celebrate the holiday season. This year, a surprise guest found his way from the North Pole and brought his version of WOW! [...]

December 30th, 2014

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“Amazing Hero Art”ist, Rob Surette Delivers

Pictured above: Tito Rodriguez, Danny Santiago, Julie Murphy, Henri Jorge, Amazing Hero Artist Rob Surette, and Miguel Maldonado are all smiles upon receiving their personalized custom sketches of their “heroes” created by their special friend/artist Rob Surette. On December 8th, we welcomed back our friend and “Amazing Hero Art” artist, Rob Surette.  Rob performed at our [...]