A compilation of Advocates employees saying goodbye to Dr Gordon. All video, with the exception of Dr Amit Granoit, was captured by me. All videos were edited and subtitles were added by me. Software used: Adobe Premiere, iPhone
All posts on Instagram between November 2017 and now were created by me.
A majority of the social media posts between November 2017 and now (with the exception of the automatic job postings) are created by me and published through SmarterQueue.
Being an advocate is not easy. Even after 40 years, Rhea still finds it difficult, and understands why many parents don’t do it.
"I didn't become [a caregiver], I always was...it was just something in me."
We are committed to partnering with family caregivers in doing all that we can to support you, reduce your stress, and help provide opportunities for your loved ones with disabilities. You are heroic in caring for your loved ones with limited resources. Over many years, strides have been made in improving support, but the need is still great.
In honor of National Caregiver Appreciation Month, Advocates hosts a contest to support family caregivers. A family caregiver can be nominated by a friend, colleague, or family member to receive a special relaxation package that includes a restaurant, spa, and Visa gift cards.
In 2018, Advocates received 107 applications - 30% more than in 2017 - from parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members caring for loved ones dealing with trauma, disabilities, illnesses, and more. Though available funds are limited, 33 of the 107 families received small grants this year, totaling more than $7,600.
Advocates' Jail Diversion program director Dr. Sarah Abbott participated in a panel about police-based programs to reduce community harm. Abbott, who has conducted extensive research on the topic, was joined on the panel by Shea Cronin and Danielle Rousseau, both of Boston University.
The Noah's Ark Foundation is run by the Zack family, whose two adult children, Noah and Perry, have physical and developmental disabilities, and live in a residential program at Advocates. With grants from the Noah's Ark Foundation, dozens of adults from Advocates programs and the greater community have enjoyed recreational activities that might otherwise be unavailable to them.
On Saturday, April 28, the Autism Alliance, a program of Advocates, capped off Autism Awareness Month with "Random Acts of Kite-ness" during their annual sensory-friendly Kite Day. Coincidentally, the event landed on the unofficial holiday to celebrate spreading kindness across the globe: "Pay It Forward Day."
This is a podcast that my partner and I created in April 2019. We release episodes bi-weekly. I manage the analytics and distribution, and created the graphic.
College of Saint Rose
By MARIA MCNAMARA Contrubuting Writer Food is one of my favorite things. I love eating, I love cooking, I love taking pictures of my food. But I ran into a problem that I'm sure a lot of you have r...
By MARIA MCNAMARA Contributing Writer One year ago, Saint Rose's student-run record label, Rose Record Label Group, was preparing its first big event scheduled for Valentine's Day weekend: the public launch of the label. The 2015 event was a huge success.