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Perspectives Corporation | February 27, 2017

Introducing Perspectives 2020

As Rhode Island’s leading private agency providing services for children, youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Perspectives Corporation has been committed to empowering individuals since 1977. Now in our 40th year, Perspectives is rising to new and greater challenges.
 
Perspectives Corporation | February 23, 2017

Ukeru Training at Perspectives

Ukeru Training Rhode Island
When it comes to people's well being, improvement is never the goal; it's the standard. This especially holds true for Perspectives Corporation as it continues to adopt and promote training programs that help to create an environment where safety, trust, and comfort are the priority.

One of the programs that Perspectives is currently integrating into its staff training is UKERU.
 
Perspectives Corporation | February 20, 2017

Wintertime Bowling with the Knights of Columbus

Knights Of Columbus RI Old Mountain Lanes
While all of Rhode Island saw the white of snow last weekend, friends and participants of Perspectives Adult Residential and Day Services joined the Knights of Columbus to see the white of bowling pins, too.

Down in Wakefield at Old Mountain Lanes on Sunday, the 12th, the Knights of Columbus hosted the event, and brought all the requirements for a great time—sweets, sodas, and smiles (along with medals and trophies won by those bowling).
 
Perspectives Corporation | February 9, 2017

Friendships in Bloom: Perspectives Volunteers at Roger Williams Botanical Garden

Roger WIlliam Botanical Garden
Winter frost doesn't reach every corner of Rhode Island.

A lovely proof of this takes root in the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, where volunteers from Perspectives Corporation now work hard every Thursday morning to ensure that the outdoor plants rest well for spring and the Conservatory plants grow healthy and lush year-round. The crew starts each Thursday with a drink from Dunkin’ Donuts, making these weekly outings something of a warm ritual in this cold weather — a fantastic opportunity for everyone to grow together and let their new friendships blossom.
 
Perspectives Corporation | February 8, 2017

Dedicated and Confident with Perspectives Employment Services

RI Employment | Disabilities
With the support of her family and the services she receives through Perspectives Corporation, Bethany Indeglia remains dedicated to her position at Belmont Market, where she has worked for over 13 years. When asked what her hopes or goals are or merely if there is anything she would do to improve her work experience, Bethany smiles and plainly states, “no”. She is happy and enjoys the work she does.
 
Perspectives Corporation | February 7, 2017

Home Provider for Shared Living: Emergency Placement

RI Services for People with Disabilities
Do you have room in your heart and in your home for a person in need of temporary Emergency Placement?

If your answer to this question is "Yes!" you might want to consider becoming a contracted Home Provider with Perspectives Corporation.

We match people with disabilities to compassionate caregivers who would like to provide support for someone in their home. In exchange for including an individual in their extended family and helping them with daily living tasks as needed, our Home Providers receive a generous stipend as well as training and support from the Perspectives Corporation team. Many of our Home Providers tell us "This experience is so rewarding that I get more out of it than I put into it."
 
Perspectives Corporation | February 6, 2017

Trauma Informed Care Conference and Training

Disabilities RI | Training
Last week, Senior Directors and Clinicians from Perspectives Corporation attended the Trauma Informed Care (TIC) ConferenceandTraining for Trainers at Rhode Island College (RIC).

The TIC Conference is part of ongoing efforts to bring Trauma Informed Approaches to our work with adults who have Intellectual\Developmental Disabilities — and to the greater RI community of human service providers and educators — toward the goal of reducing the use of physical and other coercive or aversive interventions/techniques in response to challenging behaviors.
 
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