25 years of the ADA

July 20, 2015 By Tiana Daun, Digital Strategy & Communications Specialist The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. That means it turns 25 this year! The ADA is an important civil

The power of play

Man and woman on stage

July 6, 2015 By Matt Guidry, Upstream Arts Co-founder & Artistic Director Since 2011, Upstream Arts has collaborated with Opportunity Partners to bring arts programming to adults with disabilities. Sessions in 2015 culminated with three public performances called “The Art

Being healthy is really hard

woman on bike

June 15, 2015 By Courtney Duffy, Corporate Wellness & Safety Coordinator Yeah, I said it. Weight loss, stress management, heart health, eating well, quitting tobacco, staying active, getting enough sleep. All of it. It’s really, really hard. You have no

2015 Legislative Session – outcomes and implications for disability services

June 3, 2015 By Rick Hammergren, Senior Director, Public Policy In preparation for the 2015 legislative session, Opportunity Partners’ Public Policy Group and Board of Directors identified five priorities to focus on this year. We were very successful on many

You will want my job

May 18, 2015 By Dan Meyers, Director of Vocational Services Imagine if you went to work every day doing something you were passionate about and frequently played a part in making a positive difference in the lives of others. As

Why hiring people with disabilities makes great business sense

May 4, 2015 By Julie Sherman, Fresh Eyes Rewrite/Osprey Enterprises, Inc. I believe hiring people with disabilities is truly a win-win endeavor that benefits the workplace, the person served, and may well be the most fulfilling and rewarding hire a

Self-advocacy efforts noted nationally

carf gold seal

Opportunity Partners’ recent CARF accreditation and “exemplary conformance” of its self-advocacy efforts were highlighted in an article published in the CARF Promising Practices newsletter in April 2015. Read the article here. In 2014, Opportunity Partners was accredited for a period of three years

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