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I recently celebrated my 20th anniversary of full time employment with the Residential Services Division of Northeast ARC. We provide support for persons with developmental disabilities living in a dozen communities in Northeast Massachusetts. I oversee the scheduling component for weekend staffing to make sure that Northeast ARC homes have good, qualified, caring staff helping these individuals have safe and supportive places to pursue their dreams. Β Years ago when I started working in this field I saw a bumper sticker with the slogan “Everyone has special needs. That’s true and it’s been one of my guiding principles. Β The other two are “Treat the caregivers who work for us at least as well as we ask them to treat the folks in our care” Dignity, respect, and being a valued member of a community is extremely important. The other principle I advocate “Catch someone doing something right and make an example of them”. I accentuate the positive and it inspires positive results. Twenty years running and ready for more…

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