Archive for the ‘Day Services’ Category

May 26th, 2017

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ATI Guests & Colleagues Give Back by Replacing Flags on Veterans’ Graves Ahead of Memorial Day

This year, as our Guests and Colleagues marched through the cemeteries of Methuen, flags in hand, there were more of us than ever. Our American Training Family volunteers annually, and has been doing so for well over a decade now, to replace the American Flags at the graves of local Veterans ahead of Memorial Day. This [...]

January 20th, 2017

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Guests Break Their Way to Yellow Belts at Changs Taekwondo America

We pride ourselves on Bringing Out the Best in Everyone We Touch and Making Every Life Matter. Part of that is finding out the needs, wants, and interests of those we serve, and helping them fulfill their dreams. So when we discovered that a few of our Guests were interested in Taekwondo, we partnered with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

May 29th, 2016

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Memorial Day Luncheon with our Veterans

Memorial Day is a recognized federal holiday in the United States, created after the end of the Civil War as a day of remembrance for those who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces. This holiday is observed every year on the last Monday of May, being the first long holiday weekend that [...]

May 25th, 2016

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BHSM: Everyone Deserves a Voice

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) which provides us with an opportunity to raise awareness about communication and speech disorders. Our Colleague Alexis held an information day at one of our locations, handing out informational flyers and fact sheets, and goodie bags with communication-related items. But she wanted to use another communication method, our [...]

May 5th, 2016

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Spreading Joy: The Life of Luas

Meet Luas As soon as the car pulls into the parking lot at American Training in Lowell, Luas’ tail starts wagging. “He gets excited when he arrives at the parking lot here in Lowell because this is his favorite thing to do,” explained Fran, his owner who has worked with and loved Luas, a beautiful [...]

May 4th, 2016

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Partner Spotlight: Kettle Pizza

It was just over a year ago, in January of 2015, when our Guests began working with Kettle Pizza. The business was fairly young, but our relationship with George Peters was not. Peters had worked with our Guests throughout the years, employing them in various capacities. So when he and Al Contarino needed reliable hard workers for [...]

April 6th, 2016

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Three Cheers for our Wetherbee Student Volunteers!

Students from the local Wetherbee School in Lawrence have been enthusiastically volunteering here at American Training for the past 3 years. During their time with us they have consistently done an amazing job interacting and working with Guests in our Day Services branch during various groups, activities and training exercises. Their presence has not only fostered a sense of personal [...]

March 4th, 2016

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ATI’s “Search For Knowledge” Book Drive

Seeking Donations! Our team in Day Services just launched the “Search For Knowledge” Book Drive in hopes of building a library for our Guests! And they need your help! What Are You Looking For? We are seeking books, specifically educational and informative books, as well as young adult fiction like The Hunger Games and Twilight. We’re [...]

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