November 28th, 2016

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ATI Takes Home 1st Place Finish at Festival of Trees Again

For the second year in a row, our tree submission to the Methuen Festival of Trees has earned us a first place finish in the Best Children’s Theme category! We now have two Conifer Awards on our shelf! Our Clinical Services team, who created a magnificent Oz-themed showpiece last year, followed up their big win [...]

November 22nd, 2016

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Driving for Good: Vanway’s 2016 Coat Drive

As winter approaches, we start to weatherize our homes and cars, stock wood, break out the skis and snowshoes, fire up the snowmobiles, and, most importantly, pull out those winter clothes to keep us cozy and warm. Here at American Training, when winter is approaching, we do what we do best…help those in need, through [...]

October 28th, 2016

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American Training Named as 2016 Peer Provider Recognition Award Winner

We are so pleased to announce we were named as a 2016 Peer Provider Recognition Award recipient at the Providers’ Council’s 41st Annual Convention & Expo on October 24 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston. The award is given annually to organizations across the state who, according to the Providers’ Council website, “have gone [...]

October 25th, 2016

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Driving for Good: Vanway’s Annual Food Drive

Thank you! For all of your donations! Together, we collected 484 lbs. of food to distribute throughout our communities, to those who need it most. That’s more than 400 meals for those who call the Merrimack Valley, and beyond, home. Where did it go? The Salvation Army serves 60 million meals to anyone in need through [...]

August 12th, 2016

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Balling at ATI’s Basketball Tournament

When one of our Guests came to us with the idea of holding a basketball game, we ran with it. We pulled out to hoops, painted a court out back, and arranged a full-fledged tournament! Sixty eight of our Guests signed up for our first ever ATI Basketball tournament and what a success it turned [...]

August 8th, 2016

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Calling all Exceptional Colleagues! Take the Challenge and WIN!

In last month’s blog post, we kicked off our Summer of Learning, by challenging our Colleagues to take advantage of the professional development opportunities offered through the Relias Learning Management System. We even gave away $25 Amazon gift cards to three of the Colleagues who participated. Check out the winners and the full list of reviews [...]

July 25th, 2016

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Vanway’s Summer Travel Tips

Summer is the time of vacations. And that can mean everything from a staycation to jetsetting across the globe, but it’s the summer road trip that is most common. As in, most of us set out for summer trips and vacations by car. In fact, according to Statistic Brain, 91% of summer trips will be [...]

July 20th, 2016

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Learning On-The-Go This Summer

The Time is Now! Have you ever wished you could communicate more effectively? Or wondered how to best support an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Or wanted to be better at using Microsoft Excel? Things tend to slow down during the summer months, making this a great time to try something new, set a goal [...]

July 19th, 2016

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Summertime Fun for All Abilities

With the beautiful weather upon us it’s time to get out there and really enjoy it. People of all abilities can have an incredible summer, so grab your sunscreen, some extra water, a big floppy hat and your WOW! Magic, and get ready to hear about some fun and accessible places to really live it [...]

July 13th, 2016

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The Great American Training Campout

The National Wildlife Federation is challenging the country to take on the #Campout2016 pledge to get outside and connect with nature. It’s all part of a summer-long celebration of camping. Our Residents and Colleagues of Specialized Housing happily took the pledge. On a weekend in late June, we pulled out the tents, sleeping bags, lanterns, and [...]

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