The blog this week was written by Dr. Allison Hammond, Executive Director of The Arcadia Institute. For nearly every Tuesday since April of 2010, we have posted a blog. The blogs have been about success stories of people and organizations we have worked with so that people with disabilities are welcomed and supported in the community. We have shared ideas and thoughts about community participation. We have written about how The Arcadia Institute supports people with disabilities to be involved in the community as they choose. Sometimes we have written about the Community Brokering process we use to help people plan for their life in the community.
In 2017, we hope to launch our programs and initiatives more broadly in the community. Currently, our biggest supporter for our programs is Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (KCMHSAS). However, when we do Community Brokering we are frequently asked if we can provide the process if people are willing to pay.
Recently, we began working with Bailey Mead and Melissa Al-Azzawi on a new Branding and Marketing Project. While consulting with them, we decided it's time to put our Blog on hiatus. We know that we have some loyal readers because they tell us, but we want to reach a broader audience in a more strategic way.
So keep your eyes out! Because sometime in 2017 we will reappear and hopefully more people will find out blog and learn that we have so much to share about making our community a place where everyone belongs!
Here is a link if you would like to go through our past blogs. The archives are on the right border of the page.