LOGAN exhibit opens at South Bend Museum of Art

See the exhibit May 27 to August 6 Excitement is building among artists in The Studios at LOGAN in anticipation of the opening of their exhibit at the South Bend Museum of Art. Titled Finding a Voice, Collaborating Together, the exhibit features group projects, like the Bison-tennial Bison, and individual work, including a display of paintings by the late Martha McMillian and more recent artist interpretations of the classic Van Gogh masterpiece, Starry Night. “We were thrilled to be invited by the museum to display a collection of our artists’ work,” said Barbara Pickut, Director...

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Kelly Hunter and The Tempest

Shakespeare and Autism

Learn about The Hunter Heartbeat Method from its creator, Kelly Hunter Kelly Hunter, an acclaimed British actress known for her pioneering work using Shakespeare and the theatre arts to engage autistic populations, will be at LOGAN May 22 and May 24 to share her signature teaching methods. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to learn firsthand about her work in the classroom and in the theatre. Join her at one of two free sessions: Monday, May 22 5 to 6 p.m. LOGAN Center 2505 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, Indiana Wednesday, May 24 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. LOGAN Autism Learning Center...

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Give blood now

Give blood at LOGAN and save lives

Donating one unit of whole blood can save up to three lives, according to the South Bend Medical Foundation. LOGAN is making it easy for staff to donate by hosting its third annual blood drive Monday, May 15, right here on the LOGAN Center campus. Staff from the South Bend Medical Foundation will be here from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to conduct the drive. You don’t have to work at LOGAN to participate. Anyone is welcome, so spread the word to friends and family. Tips for donating blood Donating is easy. Sign up online at www.GiveBloodNow.com using the sponsor code: LOGAN. Be sure to eat a meal...

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Four Winds employees raise $11,000 for LOGAN (That’s a lotta noses!)

Four bosses at Four Winds New Buffalo really stuck their noses up at Employee Appreciation Day in March. They weren’t being snobbish. They were supporting a great cause. The four, selected by $1 votes, wore big, green LOGAN Nose-On noses all day on March 30. The noses symbolized their support of disabilities awareness and the disability services LOGAN provides in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. On April 25, those noseworthy bosses presented LOGAN with a really big check. The employee-driven campaign raised a grand total of $10,931 for LOGAN! The bosses rounded up, writing out a check...

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Sonya Ansari Center for Autism

Sonya Ansari Center for Autism opens in new location

Please join us as we celebrate the opening of the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism at its new location on the north edge of the LOGAN Center campus. Wednesday, April 19 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 2505 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend The address hasn’t changed, but the Center now occupies its own building, with plenty of room for growth and expansion of services. The renovated facility also includes a center-based Applied Behavior Analysis program for children and adolescents ages 8-18. Come and see for yourself a center that opens up the world for those with autism! Tours begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by...

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Give Local for LOGAN

What a difference a day can make! Join us in finding out just how much by supporting LOGAN on May 9, 2017 during Give Local St. Joseph County. By making a gift on this day, you will be building two important funds for LOGAN— The Dan Ryan Children’s Fund at LOGAN and LOGAN’s Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County. Your gift will give more children access to vital services and lessen the financial burden to families who need our help. LOGAN is excited to be one of 67 local charities participating in Give Local St. Joseph County. That means we’ve got 24 hours...

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icky U. (right), support manager, poses with Katy D., sales associate, jewelry.

Walmart goes green for LOGAN

Ten years ago, Brian Bartlette started a new job. Walmart had opened a new store on Ireland Road in South Bend, and Brian was hired as the store’s Community Welcome Coordinator. His job was to contact local charities and see what Walmart could do for them. He reached out to LOGAN, and found the cause he wanted to support — disability awareness. “LOGAN really affected me,” he said. “I keep asking myself, ‘What can we do to help more?'” He started by helping LOGAN qualify for a Walmart C0mmunity Grant, to help fund the agency’s signature event,...

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Autism Awareness

LOGAN marks Autism Awareness Month

Community givebacks, an open house and a bowling event top the list of activities LOGAN has planned for April to raise awareness about autism and the challenges it brings to children, adults and families. Patrick Roemer, LOGAN director of development for Michigan, joined Joel Porter on WNDU 16 Saturday morning April 1 to talk about LOGAN Autism Services and highlight our April  events. Click here to watch his interview. And here’s what’s happening for Autism Awareness month: Community Pint Night Thursday, April 13 5 to 8 p.m. The Livery 190 5th Street, Benton Harbor, Michigan Dr....

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A critical need: LOGAN requests your action today!

The Senate Appropriations Committee will decide tomorrow whether or not House Bill 1001 (HB1001) will include a modest wage increase for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who do so much of the day-to-day work for adults and children with disabilities in our community and across the state. Their work is often emotionally and physically draining. They are the unsung heroes of our organization. Last week, the Indiana House passed HB1001. It’s now in the hands of your Indiana senators. If you support this bill, please let your state senators know today. I have included their contact information...

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WNDU reporter interviews LOGAN receptionist at Nose-On Luncheon

The Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon received lots of media coverage, including live reports on three television stations. In this story from WNDU, multimedia journalist Travis Robinson interviews keynote speaker Elena Delle Donne and also one of the luncheon attendees, Janet Menting, a LOGAN client who works as the receptionist at LOGAN Center. Maureen McFadden, WNDU anchor and host of the luncheon, chats on stage with Elena. Other luncheon highlights mentioned in the report are the presentation of a $150,000 check to LOGAN by Four Winds Casinos and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Click...

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