From Goldie B. Floberg President/CEO: John Pingo, Ph.D. BCBA-D Everyone knows what a nurse or a teacher does. Yet when I say “Direct Support Professional,” I’m often faced with quizzical looks. [...]
This past year, LEEP came up with some new ideas to keep up the community involvement even in the slow winter months with the addition of a couple new clubs.
A few months back when the Loves Park Lions Club invited us for lunch, a few of their own volunteers shared stories of how they welcomed one of our homes and the people we serve into their neighborhood.
Ann Marie receives 10-year anniversary Walmart recognition.
Goldie B. Floberg Center welcomes Scott Krowczyk to the Board of Directors.
Like most people, I wish that "not in my neighborhood" would be a thing of the past. We have a long way to go to overcoming such biases. Unfortunately for people with developmental disabilities, the journey to conquering discrimination is long and just beginning.
Please join us in supporting the Try-Beta Foundation annual hanging baskets sale. When you purchase a hanging basket from the Try Beta Club, your are supporting Goldie B. Floberg Center programs as well as many other Rockford region non-profits like Boy Scouts, Epilepsy Foundation, Literacy Council, and Rock House Kids.
You can't do that, you can't go there, we can't let you do that. All those negatives that were used, even with the people we serve. Not anymore! We think outside of the box, and allow the people we serve to do so much more than how we may have been trained in the past.
Please urge your friends, family, and colleagues to contact their senators and house representative at the federal level to share how the current bill will have an adverse impact on the people we love and care for, like the children and adults with developmental disabilities served by Goldie B. Floberg Center, or people like my grandfather.
When we communicate outside our walls, executive to executive, grant seeker to foundation, we use the quantifying language which communicates the best possible picture of outcomes and achievements. This isn’t just non-profit nature or professional nature, it’s human nature.