We Are Hiring!

May 9, 2019 fulllifeahead
Below you will find the job listing and resume submission for the Full Life Ahead Foundation Executive Director. The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board of Directors and the staff to provide leadership and direction for The Full Life Ahead Foundation, Inc., and to develop organizational strategy.  The Executive Director implements policies, vision and
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Welcome to The Shining Beautiful Series Podcast!

April 2, 2019 Katherine
  Hello! That is right!  Mikelle and I have started our own podcast and frankly, it is doing pretty well. We talk about technology and everyday life with experts, friends, family and other folks who experience disability. Mikelle uses her iPad and TalkChat app to interview folks. I chime in information and perspectives to consider and
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Home of their Own? What are the options for adult children with disabilities?

March 27, 2019 Katherine
  I remember the day Mikelle told me she wanted to move out of our condo into a place of her own like it was yesterday. It was the springtime of her graduation year.  It was a Saturday evening, the smell of blossoming apple trees filled the air.  As part of our ritual back then,
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Love and the Hardware Store

February 28, 2019 Katherine
Today was one of those mornings. An early and challenging workout at the Crossfit gym, followed by my appealing but frustrating writing class and then, back to Mikelle’s to help her with her blog and another few hours of a steep learning curve as we prepare to launch her podcast. The day abruptly started at
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What is Waiting for You in 2019?

January 25, 2019 Katherine
The Christmas tree is back in the box. Time to put out the welcome mat for 2019. Most of us are tired from all the holiday shuffle and are tempted to fall into the warm arms of a comfy chair, cover ourselves with a cozy quilt, and sip tea as we look out at the
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The Spirit of the Holiday Season is Where You Look for it.

December 20, 2018 Katherine
The ornaments are up on the tree, the garland glitters, and the string of lights twinkle like stars in the night. A mound of wrapping paper is stacked next to gifts not yet wrapped. The sacred holiday nears. Packages arrive on doorsteps with the wish that not a single porch pirate dare steal the joy
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Thankful Words Make a Difference...they did for Bob.

November 21, 2018 Katherine
  “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer Words such as these echo through the hearts of many a caregiver and parent. They sit
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October is National Disability Employment Month, what is Alabama doing to get people employed?

October 24, 2018 Katherine
The leaves are turning, the colors are rich this year with oranges and reds. In Denver, we have had our first brush with winter. October marks the seasonal advent of fall and it is also National Disability Employment Month. This month let’s celebrate Alabama’s Employment First efforts and the passage of the 2014 Workforce Opportunities
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Preventing Homework Headaches and Morning Meltdowns.

September 9, 2018 Katherine
A little prevention and preparation will improve your child’s school performance this year. By the time you read this blog post, school will have started in your community. Fresh school supplies are beginning to show some wear, and once clean backpacks are starting to collect small items portending a favorite place to stuff “things” in
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A Cool Idea for the Dog Days of Summer

July 30, 2018 Katherine
The dog days of summer have arrived. Hot, humid days cling to the ground where fireworks fizzled just a few short weeks ago. The barbeque has cooled, and there just isn’t is ever enough ice tea—sweet or unsweet. The family dog is either under the air conditioner or panting from the heat under the old
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