disABILITY Awareness

A Brighter Future: Curriculum Manager, Jane Seib on disABILITY Awareness

The Joseph Maley disABILITY Awareness Program utilizes a number of different components in order to create a program that is unique, customizable, and impactful. Jane Seib, the Joseph Maley Foundation’s Curriculum Manager, has worked over the years to perfect the curriculum we use in all of our programs, including disABILITY Awareness, so that it not only meets Indiana Department of Education Standards, but remains engaging and informative for central Indiana students. For this last Disability Awareness Month blog post, we’ve asked Jane to share her experience of writing curriculum for JMF and the disABILITY Awareness Program, and tell us why she thinks our curriculum is so vital to this program.

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A Motivation for Change: Mark Dresen on disABILITY Awareness

 

Our disABILITY Awareness Program utilizes the talents and voices of multiple speakers to spread awareness and acceptance of all to our local community. To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, we’ve interviewed another one of our speakers, Mark Dresen. Mark works for Eli Lilly, and speaks for the Joseph Maley Foundation about his visual impairment. Keep reading to learn more about why Mark thinks disability awareness education is so important, and why he supports JMF.

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A Prevalent Need for Inclusivity: Eric Schommer on disABILITY Awareness

To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, the Joseph Maley Foundation would like to highlight just a portion of the impact that our disABILITY Awareness Program is making on the youth of central Indiana. For this first blog of the month, we interviewed Eric Schommer, principal at St. Monica Catholic School. Since its inception the disABILITY Awareness Program has been a yearly staple at St. Monica. Keep reading to learn more about this decades long impact.

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The Ripple Effect: Board Member Ivette Bruns

For the third installment in our series of board member blog posts, we’d like to introduce a woman who has been with the Joseph Maley Foundation from some of its earliest beginnings. Ivette Bruns shares her stories about why she loves JMF, and some of the ripple effects that she sees our programs making in the lives of children.

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Staff Profile: Chelsea McCloskey

Chelsea McCloskey joined the Joseph Maley Foundation this summer as disABILITY Awareness Manager. She experienced her first Run, Walk, Roll while balancing the needs (and challenges) of her new role.

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An Interview with John and Vivian Maley

Co-founders Vivian and John Maley sat down recently to answer a few questions about the Joseph Maley Foundation…where it has been, what is happening in 2018 and what they see in JMF’s future.

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Growing in Awareness

Joseph Maley Foundation programs continue to grow at an extraordinary rate in 2018, as we celebrate ten years of serving children of all abilities.

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Kids Teaching Kids

The Joseph Maley Friends Puppet Troupe is a valuable resource when teaching younger audiences the importance of treating others with compassion and respect.

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Sibs Summer Camp

June 2018 marks the first Joseph Maley Family Support Sibs Summer Camp.  Participants will share their experiences as siblings of individuals with disabilities in a safe and respectful environment.  Campers will also have the opportunity to engage in other Joseph Maley Foundation programs such as Service Day, HOPE, and disABILITY Awareness.

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Meet The Interns

The Joseph Maley Foundation is currently hosting two spring-semester interns from the University of Indianapolis.  Kirby Jones and Niki Schath are both members of the Class of 2018 who participate in cheerleading, among many other extracurricular pursuits.  Both Kirby and Niki decided to continue their internship experience through the summer before they move on to graduate school; we are happy to keep them as part of our JMF family a bit longer!  We invite you to get to know them more in this week’s blog.

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