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Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon honors five from LOGAN

Five men from LOGAN were among those honored Wednesday at the 30th annual Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon in South Bend. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Bend, the luncheon spotlights employees with disabilities and their employers. Joseph Lee Wingo, the keynote speaker, shared his story about overcoming hardship and discovering his life’s purpose. LOGAN Community Employment Honorees Those honored from LOGAN, and their employers were: Sedric Andrews, Applebee’s; Bobby Hatten, South Bend WoodWorks; Zach Timberlake, Texas Roadhouse; Andy Szalsi, McDonalds; and Cade Clark...

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LOGAN Industries voted one of the Best Places to Work

The votes have been counted, and we are a winner! Readers of The South Bend Tribune voted LOGAN Industries one of the “Best Places to Work in Michiana.”  Congratulations to all the staff for making this recognition possible! LOGAN Industries placed first in the category of “Most Positive Work Environment.” In a recent employee survey, someone wrote, “I enjoy working at LOGAN Industries for many reasons, including communicative leadership, supervisory staff and center leaders.” That type of operational excellence contributed to the award. A huge thank you to everyone...

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Speaker announced for 2019 Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon

Mark your calendars! You’ve read his posts on Facebook. You’ve watched him on YouTube. Get ready to hear him in person! Chris Ulmer, founder of Special Books by Special Kids! is coming to South Bend in March for The Great LOGAN Nose-On. He’ll be the keynote speaker for The Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon on March 19, 2019. The Great LOGAN Nose-On takes place annually during the month of March. Green dot yard signs, green foam noses and lots of fun events take over our community each year. The Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon is the high point of the month-long campaign to raise awareness...

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Date set for LOGAN Holiday Bazaar

First Saturday in November Mark your calendars and save the date for the fifth-annual Holiday Bazaar. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, November 3, the public is invited to LOGAN Center to walk our gallery and browse through the artwork. Everything on display will be available for purchase or special order. All proceeds benefit the artists and The Studios program. Don’t miss your chance to buy truly beautiful items handmade by participants of The Studios Adult Day Services at LOGAN. Mixed media canvases, jewelry, greeting cards, ornaments, painted furniture and so much more. Bazaar details...

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LOGAN All-Stars take the field

LOGAN Night at Four Winds Field coming up August 13 It’s time once again for the LOGAN All-Stars to take the field with the South Bend Cubs. On Monday, August 13, join staff and volunteers at 4 p.m. to watch this annual exhibition game. Then, stay to see the South Bend Cubs take on the Lake County Captains. The exhibition game is free, but you must have a ticket for the evening game. Thanks to generous sponsors, LOGAN employees who signed up in advance get free admission to watch the South Bend Cubs play Lake County. Friends and family may purchase tickets at the Box Office. “This is...

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Give The Nose a birthday gift

We’re celebrating the 30th birthday of The Nose, the little green foam ball that has come to symbolize the mission of LOGAN and its efforts to discover the potential in all of us. We’ve had a lot of fun over the years sharing Nose puns, taking Nose selfies, and creating funny and heartfelt Nose-On videos.  More importantly, what a difference we’ve made in this community using a simple green nose to raise awareness about a complex issue – creating new opportunities for children, adults and families with disabilities, so they all get the most out of life. You Nose it’s...

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Erv Derda never stopped fighting for the underdog

Memorial tribute to Ervin Derda May 3, 1924 – February 5, 2018 Sometimes a laundry list of life accomplishments just doesn’t tell you what you really need to know. What you really need to know about Erv Derda, an amazing gentleman who had no children with disabilities of his own, is that he fought against injustice as a pilot in World War II. And when that battle was done, he spent the rest of his life fighting injustice on behalf of children and adults with special needs. Erv was a man of the greatest character.  He believed in right, wrong, and the idea of not wasting life.  “Not...

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Flame the Band making encore appearance

The band Flame returns to South Bend March 27, 2018 for an encore performance at The Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon. The band first performed at a Nose-On Luncheon in 2010. Audience members still talk about the party atmosphere their music created. It was so festive, an impromptu conga line formed and danced around the banquet hall. “We wanted something festive, something celebratory for our 30th anniversary,” said Jill Langford, LOGAN Chief Development Officer. “We all had the same thought at once — ‘Bring back Flame!'” A special talent When Michelle King was...

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Sign up for free drama workshop for children and teens with autism

British theatre actress Kelly Hunter returns to South Bend for interactive workshop Shakespeare at Notre Dame announces two performance-based drama workshops for individuals with autism (ages 8-18) with acclaimed British theatre artist Kelly Hunter, artistic director of London’s Flute Theatre and developer of the Hunter Heartbeat Method. Ms. Hunter will be offering workshops for those interested in learning about sensory-based theatre practices developed specifically for individuals with autism. Through a series of drama games that encourage eye contact and facial expression, participants will...

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New series of autism Social Skills groups starts in January

Three new, age-specific, social skills groups begin in January at the LOGAN Autism Learning Center – Southwest Michigan. The groups will meet one day a week for a total of six weeks at the center, 1651 E. Nickerson Avenue, Benton Harbor The cost is $10 per session or $55 for the six-week series. Two separate groups for adolescents Two of the groups will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning January 16. Additional dates for these two groups will be January 23, 30; February 6, 13 and 20. The intermediate group will be geared for children in late elementary and early middle-school...

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