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When the Elevator Door Opens…

Elevator rides can be awkward. You press the button and you wait for the door to open. You have no clue what you may be walking into and for how long you will be in a tight space with random people. Let’s just say it, this is even more uncomfortable during a pandemic when distancing […]

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Soccer breakthroughs for children with disabilities

Coach Leobardo Cruz has witnessed a lot of amazing breakthroughs on the soccer field over the course of his career. He is especially proud of the progress over the past year in his soccer training sessions for students with disabilities. In February 2020, Cruz, the Division II head boys and girls soccer coach at Sacred […]

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Complexity kills execution – Game Stop lessons

The more complex things are, the harder it is for people to understand; thus, complexity kills execution. Have you seen all the news stories about Game Stop and Robinhood? For the casual observer, it sounds as if those in the financial industry are speaking another language. Most people know there is something going on, they […]

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Somebody Watching

I love my job. And because my job is about helping people find and maintain meaningful employment, I hope you can also say you love your job. I know elementary students and high school students do not typically write essays and line up to interview the job coach on Career Day. I did not even […]

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Ringing in 2021 with a special call…

Spending almost an hour on the phone talking and laughing with my 90-year-old Great Aunt Hattie this week is the highlight of my new year so far. I was unable to travel to Virginia in 2020 to celebrate her 90th birthday celebration in-person because of initial travel restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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STAR Announces New Manager of Home Care Services

The STAR Center is happy to announce the addition of Donald Young (Don) as our Manager of Home Care Services. Don has over twenty-five years of experience in serving those with disabilities and seniors across much of West Tennessee. “I’m excited about being a part of The STAR Center, and the legacy they have in […]

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Dave Bratcher

Are your dreams too big?

Have you ever been told your dreams are too big? You’re going to need to change your dreams? Last week I had a chance to listen to Richard Pimental speak. If you don’t know Richard, there is a movie that his story was featured in called, Music Within. I would highly encouraged to go find […]

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Dave Bratcher

Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat

Well, this is Halloween week can you believe it? It’s finally here it feels like that between Halloween and the first year must have been at least 10 years. This Halloween is going to be different but many Halloweens have been different for many children across our community every year. And so, what we have […]

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