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. BehindContinue reading “Summer camp highlights talents of CRS staff, clients”

Huntsville consumer finds keys to success, gets keys to car

Not that long ago, Javonte Love was living in a small apartment with only a $30/week stipend provided by the Harris Home for Children in Huntsville. Close to aging out of foster care, Javonte knew all of this was about to change, and his future could go one of two ways. The Alabama Department ofContinue reading “Huntsville consumer finds keys to success, gets keys to car”

Program aims to change ‘TIDES’ for transition students

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 StateContinue reading “Program aims to change ‘TIDES’ for transition students”