Nose-On-2018

Save the date for the 2019 Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon – March 19, 2019

Mark your calendars! LOGAN’s signature fundraising and awareness raising event, 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. Please join us Tuesday, March 19 for the 2019 Great LOGAN Nose-on Luncheon, hosted by WNDU-TV news anchor, Maureen McFadden. This event is the high point of LOGAN’s annual month-long campaign to raise awareness for people with disabilities. This year we welcome as our keynote speaker Chris Ulmer, founder of Special Books by Special Kids! Date: Tuesday,...

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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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Emily’s snowman becomes LOGAN holiday greeting

Emily Holub, 27,  didn’t know she was an artist until she started painting about two years ago. During a work break at LOGAN Industries, she picked up a paintbrush in one of the Studios classrooms. Following the direction of Studios art instructor Ann Rudasiacs, Emily caught on quickly and discovered a talent she didn’t know she had. She’s been painting ever since. “Ann offers ideas. I pick the ideas out I like and go with it,” Emily explained. LOGAN turned one of Emily’s original paintings, a laid back snowman, into a holiday greeting card. It sold out quickly. ...

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Exciting news about a new partnership

Message from Matt Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce LOGAN Community Resources, Inc. will begin providing residential and adult day services March 1, 2018 at Hannah & Friends Neighborhood in South Bend. As you may already know, many of the adults who participate in programs at Hannah & Friends, also take part in LOGAN programs and services. So, this is a natural and mutually beneficial evolution of our relationship. LOGAN and Hannah & Friends want the same thing: to see women and men with intellectual and developmental disabilities realize their full potential in life. In this...

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