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June 26, 2020 Insisting on Included. Supported. Empowered. Despite Tumultuous Times

With everything going on in the world, here's how we’re thinking about the value of inclusion, support and empowerment in the era of coronavirus...

May 29, 2020 Defining Heroes: Showing Gratitude for Our Direct Support Professionals

The people that seem a lot more heroic these days are the caregivers. It’s the first responders — the people who are quietly going about doing the things that allow our lives to function safely and smoothly each day, even in a pandemic. Direct Support Professionals fit this definition of “hero” pretty darn well.

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Mike Mutka, Relias
May 29, 2020 Leading the Way to Support More People in Community: Reflections From a Recent Graduate of the ANCOR Foundation Leadership Academy

Since being accepted as a participant in the Leadership Academy, I’ve benefited from the many training webinars, conference calls, one-on-one advice from ANCOR staff and other leaders through the ANCOR Forum, and the weekly briefing calls. For me, this has really brought to light some disturbing differences in service availability.

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Michelle Jackson, Ability Connection Oklahoma
April 30, 2020 CEO Perspective: Clearing Hurdles, Still Running

Managing through this difficult time has taken an immense effort, and we should be proud of our progress, while acknowledging that there's so much left to do. Here's how we will get there — together.

February 27, 2020 2020 Started With a Flurry and More is On the Way!

From the Government Relations Retreat to the Case for Inclusion 2020, the new year started off with some key events to prepare us for the coming year. Here's what's coming next...

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January 30, 2020 Leaping into Leadership: How the ANCOR Foundation’s Leadership Academy Helped One CEO Spread Her Wings

Rosy Rubio, CEO of Tobosa Developmental Services, shares her experience with the ANCOR Foundation's Leadership Academy, and how it helped guide her through her career as CEO...

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Rosy Rubio
November 22, 2019 …And It Ain’t Over Yet!

It’s been a banner year for the Included. Supported. Empowered. campaign — and it ain’t over yet! 

November 21, 2019 President’s Perspective: A Season for Gratitude

As we enter a season of giving thanks, I reflect on the gratitude that I have for ANCOR’s ability to continually reinvent itself to remain relevant and stay on the cutting edge...

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October 31, 2019 CEO’s Perspective: Drawing Connections, Sparking Joy

Today, we officially say goodbye to LINKS, ANCOR’s long-time bimonthly publication, and thank it for all it has done for us. From its earliest days as a print brochure that members received by mail, to its later iteration as a hard-copy magazine, and eventually to its role as a fully online newsletter, LINKS has been a critical source of information for ANCOR members about what’s happening within our association, our field and our world. Thank you, LINKS, for sparking joy for ANCOR members every time you’ve landed in our mailboxes and our inboxes.