This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Annual CDC Dinner

On Tuesday night CDC Resources, Inc held it annual dinner at Camp Buffalo near Buffalo, Indiana.
This is the second year in a row that the event has been held at this location. The camp has a new dining hall that nicely accommodated the roughly 200 people who attended. Quite a few were from Rensselaer.
The goal of CDC is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. It serves 500 people in a five county area. More than 150 of those are in Jasper County. Other counties served are White, Carroll, Newton, and Benton. Its main office is in Monticello.
One of its changes in the past year has been the transfer of its Playscape Childcare facility in Rensselaer to the Tri-County Bible Church, which now operates the service as Treasure Seekers. It still has three faces in Rensselaer: the Jasper Village residential facility on Sparling Ave, Jasper Junction resale shop north of town, and it Day Services and Heartland Employment services on the far east side.
The featured speaker was Michelle Fischer from Lafayette. Cerebral palsy keeps Ms Fischer in a wheel chair most of the time, but she is an articulate speaker and she moved the audience with reflections on her story. She does podcasts or audiocasts for ARC of Indiana that look at how disabled people deal with life.
ARC of Indiana has been trying to get people to blog about disabilities. Here is a link to some blogs they hope will flourish.

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