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June 23rd, 2017

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ATI’s Shared Living Program in Search of Providers

We are looking for people with an open heart to join our Shared Living program as providers, people who are willing to open their homes and hearts to a new family member, and make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Imagine how much richer your life could be if you made the choice [...]

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 [...]

June 30th, 2016

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ConGRADulations to Our Colleague Judy

Many of us wish we had the time and energy to go back to school and further our education. Judy Wachaga, a Colleague from Mass Ave., did more than just wish; she WOW!ed! Judy recently received her Certificate of Completion in the Direct Support Program in Human Services from Middlesex Community College. The training she [...]

May 11th, 2016

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Finding the WOW! Magic in Music with Reach 4 Real

Just a few weeks ago, we began an awesome new program that really brings the musical WOW! Magic to our Guests and Residents. The Real School of Music’s Reach 4 Real program is an adaptive music program that travels to ATI’s Campanelli location once a week, teaching our Guests from Specialized Housing‘s ISS and IHS programs about Music [...]

May 9th, 2016

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. And to help spread awareness, our Colleague Tammy agreed to share her personal experience below. A Powerful Personal Experience Six months ago I had a stroke; in fact, I had three strokes. This happened while I was at work at our Mass Ave. Specialized Housing group home. It was [...]

April 21st, 2016

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Running With Passion: Marathoner Peter Heslam

At Monday’s Boston Marathon, we watched countless runners take on and conquer 26.2 miles of pavement. We watched in awe of their dedication, their passion, their endurance. We cheered on athlete after athlete, and this year we were lucky enough to know one of those inspiring runners. He’s someone who inspires us every day with his passion [...]

February 19th, 2016

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WOW! Magic Weekends: A Valentine’s Day to Remember

“The degree of loving can be measured by the degree of giving.” -Edwin Louis Cole Living out our value of Community and Giving Back, our Specialized Housing family did something pretty special just ahead of Valentine’s Day! The Residents and Colleagues of Specialized Housing delivered some special gifts to the homeless youth at Emmaus House. The Residents and [...]

February 12th, 2016

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Tea Party Time at ATI

January was National Hot Tea Month, and in an effort to celebrate, our Specialized Housing team hosted a tea party at one of our residential homes, Mass Ave. It was a pretty fancy affair, as we sipped from china teacups and nibbled on dainty tea sandwiches. With over 20 types of tea to choose from, many of us [...]

January 20th, 2016

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A WOW! Magic Infused National Hat Day

We celebrated National Hat Day last week, Friday, January 15, with all of our favorite, wacky hats! Our entire American Training Family was invited to wear their hats to all ATI locations, and encouraged to share photos of said hats. We found even more creativity and craziness than we ever expected with these hats. There [...]

January 19th, 2016

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National Cookie Day

Do you like homemade cookies? We sure do! National Cookie Day was on December 15th and Specialized Housing decided to celebrate the day by baking, sharing and devouring some delicious goodies. The ladies at Mass Ave., one of our Specialized Housing homes, got to work and made dozens of delectable treats. Then they wrapped them in [...]

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