February 9, 2011 Sponsored placement system supports individual client needs
Here’s another great article about our services featuring Staunton providers Sharon Harrigan, Denny Henderson, and Michael VanDerVeer.
"Mike Harris smiles as he holds the cup of coffee he just purchased while enjoying a conversation as he stands with sponsored residential provider Denny Henderson during an outing to Goose Creek Market in Fishersville on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. Diagnosed with an intellectual disability, Farrar lives in the home of Henderson as part of Wall Residences' sponsored placement program. "I get more out of it than I give," says Henderson."He's just a joy to be around."(Mike Tripp/The News Leader)"
"In the past two years Mike and Lisa Rose have welcomed two new members to their Rhodesville home, Carl Cronk, left, and Daniel Moberly. The size of the Rose family is something that has been in constant motion, as the couple fostered more than 30 children over the span of a decade, while also raising their three, now adult, sons. Cronk and Moberly were matched-up with the Roses by Wall Residences admissions coordinator Pam Golas."
August 27, 2010 Spring 2011 Provider Meeting
Dr. Thomas Pomeranz will be the speaker at Spring Provider Meeting on April 19th, 2011.
Dr. Tom Pomeranz is a nationally recognized authority, trainer, clinician and consultant in the field
of services for people with disabilities. Over the last forty (40) years, Tom has conducted
thousands of seminars and programs throughout the United States and Canada. His audiences
praise his ability to combine information, humor, passion and storytelling into an informative whole
that does not just present the information, but really communicates it in a memorable fashion.
Tom was the keynote speaker at the Fifth International Conference on Developmental Disabilities
and Aging in Cyprus. He is the highly acclaimed creator of Universal Enhancement, which teaches
strategies promoting community participation and supporting people to have a quality life. Additionally,
he is noted for his innovative approach to leadership and management training.
Tom has authored numerous articles in various professional publications and The Principles and Practices of Universal Enhancement. Published by High Tide Press, this book details with humor and
compassion the autocratic and clinical restraints of supporting people with developmental disabilities
and the alternative “Universal Enhancement” way. Tom has also created a seven part staff training
DVD series The Principles and Practices of Building Community. Co-produced with Tierra Del Sol it
covers seven critical topics that provide staff with best practice tools to enhance the quality of life for
people with disabilities.
Tom received his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Special Education and a Doctorate in
Mental Health Administration from Indiana University, followed by post-graduate work from the
University of Notre Dame in the area of experimental psychology. He has held a variety of top level
administrative posts in community-based service organizations and three large state-operated facilities.
Tom is a Policy Fellow and Visiting Lecturer for Minot State University – North Dakota Center for
Persons with Disabilities, a University Center of Excellence.
Tom is the President and CEO of Universal LifeStiles with offices located in Indianapolis, IN.
Sponsored by the Floyd/Elkins Family Provider Group Home, Wall Residences
Our 9th annual picnic will be held at Sherando Lake on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010. Come anytime for the day. We will start serving lunch at 11:30 a.m. We plan to end our serving at 12:30 p.m. Plan to enjoy the swimming, nature trails, sunbathing, fishing, etc; but more especially the fellowship.
Hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans and macaroni salad will be provided. Ice tea and lemon aid and water to drink and all condiments. Please plan to provide any special diet needs for your individual. We do ask that you bring your favorite dessert to share or another dish of your choice. We look forward to spending time with all again!
This event will be held rain or shine.
There is a fee charged at the entry station. It could be individual, certain number or by the car or bus load. Please plan to pay the fee charged and let the attendant know you are attending our picnic.
Please RSVP by August 7th so that we have enough food.
E-mail us at email@example.com or call 540-337-6796 if you plan on attending.
Mail information to:
136 Trinity Point Rd.
Handicap facilities available and fishing platform available.
Please dress accordingly.
Most important, please no drop-offs. Plan to have your staff provide supervision.
Climbing Higher Ministries: Summer Camp on August 4 - 6 at Camp Pitt near Chatham. If anyone has any questions or needs a registration form, please call (434) 258-4154. There are only 4 slots left.
The Autism Society, Central VA will sponsor the following remaining meetings in July. All meetings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Meetings take place at River Road United Methodist Church, 8800 River Road unless otherwise noted. For information: 257-0192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 26 7:00 p.m. Family Members of Adults with Autism Spectrum/High Functioning Autism Interest Group
July 27 6:30 p.m. Movie Night: Autism the Musical
July 16, 2010 Wall Residences New Office Space in Madison Heights