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Join us for the Spring Market!

Join us for the Spring Market!

By: Heather Dawn, Visual Arts Specialist   **The Spring Market will happen, rain or shine. It will be held outdoors, weather permitting, or indoors in case of inclement weather. Masks are required. Spring is in full bloom and the Friends in Advocacy Through the...

What We Learned From Temple Grandin

What We Learned From Temple Grandin

By Patsy Webb, M.A.Ed.S., and FLC Career Coach  Generations of people across the world now have a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) because of Dr. Temple Grandin. On Feb. 27, Dr. Grandin joined some of the Friends and Friends Life Community (FLC)...

Creative Thinking and Reasonable Accommodations

Creative Thinking and Reasonable Accommodations

By Patsy Webb, M.A.Ed.S., and FLC Career Coach  Easy and reasonable accommodations improve an already great fit   When Kate started her new internship in the jewelry-making department of a local clothing store, she had a wonderful personality but very limited...

Meet Kaylea

Meet Kaylea

Kaylea is Miss Independent. She is a hard worker, strong friend, and leader among her peers. She has enjoyed her job at Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe for over 2 years.   One of Kaylea’s key goals for herself is to live on her own or with a roommate one day. She loves...

The Ripple Effects of Inclusive Employment

The Ripple Effects of Inclusive Employment

By Patsy Webb, M.A.Ed.S., and Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) “When we all do better, we all do better.” So goes the quote attributed to former Minnesota Senator, Paul Wellstone. At Friends Life Community, we believe that everyone deserves a place to...

Meet Bradley

Meet Bradley

Bradley is an energetic, caring, and outgoing individual who possesses a positive attitude and enjoys helping others. He has several years of experience working and is currently employed at Taziki’s Café.  Bradley envisions himself continuing to take on more...

Inclusive Employment: Courage in the Workplace

Inclusive Employment: Courage in the Workplace

By: Waverly Ann Harris “I believe courage is external… it’s not the ability that gave you courage, it’s the net,” explains Simon Sinek in his 3 minute YouTube video, Where Does Courage Come From. He describes the safety net that gives people courage in the workplace...