Monthly Archives: July 2014

Summer camp highlights talents of CRS staff, clients

Several CRS staff members recently assisted with a two-week summer camp for children with disabilities held at Alabama State University. Camp GIFTED (giving individuals freedom to express diversity) is an annual fine arts camp for students interested in drama. Each year, the camp culminates with an inspiring live show that features students acting and singing on stage. Behind the scenes, dedicated CRS staff

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Program aims to change ‘TIDES’ for transition students

Project TIDES participant Brandon Pinkney talks with his aide.

A  new initiative rolled out in Birmingham this summer to increase employability skills for teenagers with disabilities. The transition program named TIDES – teen interns developing employability skills – placed one dozen high school juniors and seniors with various disabilities in paid internship programs working for Birmingham Parks and Recreation. The program began to take shape when State Sen. Linda Coleman,  Americans with

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