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Open Doors, Endless Opportunities

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Our door is always open; it’s a phrase we’ve all heard on TV, in movies or even in our professional lives. It’s one of those clichés people say but don’t actually mean. For me, this phrase was echoed several times throughout my last week at ACLD- from my coworkers in Human Resources, by my director, the Chief Program officer and even the President/CEO of ACLD. Sure, we’ve all heard this phrase, but how many of us have gone back to see if the door had, in fact, remained open for us?

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A Proud ACLD Employee Since 2003

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“I am proud to say I have worked for ACLD as an office clerk since 2003, thanks to The Vocational Program. I get to work with some pretty great people in the 857 building. I love my job and coworkers, and I look forward to doing what I love for many more years.”

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Opportunities to Grow

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“Joining the ACLD team offers support and great opportunities to grow within the agency while knowing you make a big difference in someone else’s life. To me, that’s a win, win!”

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Summer Camp Memories

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“…having the opportunity to attend camp was such a blessing,” says Mary, Michael’s mother. Some of Michael’s favorite activities at the camp were swimming in the indoor pool, rock climbing, and playing in the bouncy house outside.”

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Providing Vital Support To Individuals and Their Families

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“ACLD provides vital support not only to the individuals who turn to them for support but to their families whose lives are forever changed by the needs of a loved one with developmental disabilities. That is why I continue to support ACLD’s mission.”

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The Best Move I Ever Made

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“I first became involved with ACLD in the 90s. I lived at the Roslyn Home for many years before moving into an apartment several years ago. Living there allows me to be more independent and have a place of my own. Moving into the Apartment Program was the best move I ever made.”

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Michael Finn: Living His Enviable Life

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“He really wants to help you. He’ll go and hang out with the new guys and the instructors. And if you’re new, and you meet him, that’s it, you instantly fall in love with him.”

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The Man that’s Lived a Thousand Lives

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In the mid-1960s, Lila Blum, ACLD’s first Executive Director, heard of the work Singfield was doing in North Hills and invited him to be a part of ACLD’s Professional Advisor Board. This was Singfield’s gateway to his six-decade-long relationship with ACLD and his lifelong friendship with Blum. And the rest, as they say, is history.

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Making a Positive Impact

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“If you enjoy helping and advocating for people, ACLD can help you make a positive impact in people’s lives.”

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