Little things mean a lot

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Caleb Dart (right) helps Heidi plant kale.

On a perfect early spring day, a group of Utah State University students waited nervously at the Community Gardens in Hyde Park for their visitors from the Developmental Skills Lab to arrive. After months of planning and mountains of details, only one question remained for Eric Manrique, who was heading up the project.

“Do you think it’s hard enough for the wheelchairs?” he asked, poking a toe in the dirt.

Manrique and 10 other members of the MGMT 3110 class People and Organizations had been assigned to take a service project or fundraiser into the community. After deciding they could help meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, they began researching local organizations, including Common Ground, Options for Independence and Project Peer.

“Something just clicked with DSL,” Manrique said. “It’s the perfect opportunity for us.”

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CPD by the numbers

The Developmental Skills Laboratory serves 15 adult participants in day training, 8 participants in respite care and 9 participants in the summer program.

TAESE starts strategic planning process

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Work has begun on a five-year strategic plan for the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE), a project of Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities.

During a recent meeting, TAESE leadership and an outside facilitator discussed a variety of topics, including the current values of TAESE, past accomplishments, the current landscape in which the project works, and identifying barriers to desired outcomes. Eight areas were addressed, Smith said, with four strategic areas being identified: To position TAESE for the future, to align the organization to the vision, to organize expertise and to use data strategically.

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