LOGAN All-Stars to take on South Bend Cubs

Annual matchup is Monday, August 13 at Four Winds Field SOUTH BEND, Indiana (August 13, 2018) – A team of athletes at LOGAN known as the LOGAN All-Stars will take on the South Bend Cubs in an exhibition game Monday, August 13 at 4:15 p.m. LOGAN staff and volunteers will be on hand to support the LOGAN team at the game, which takes place just prior to the South Bend Cubs matchup against the Lake County Captains. The exhibition game is part of LOGAN’s Friends and Family Night at Four Winds Field—an annual outing for the people LOGAN serves, family and supporters of the regional non-profit....

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Register today for annual LOGAN’s Run

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (July 12, 2018) – Register today for the 15th annual LOGAN’s Run, which takes place on Saturday, August 4. Each year, more than 1,500 runners and walkers take part in the event to raise awareness, advocacy and support for children, adults and families living with the challenges of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The race features chip-timed 10k and 5k runs and a 1-mile Fun Walk, all on a trail weaving through the northern edge of the Notre Dame campus. “LOGAN’s Run has become a tradition and highlight of the summer for many people in our community,” said...

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“Walk on! America” siblings to stop at Hannah & Friends Wednesday

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (June 21, 2018) Brennan Besser, a Duke University basketball player, and his sister, Rachel Besser, are traveling coast to coast to shine a spotlight on the challenges faced by their sister, Jacqueline, and others with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Brennan is bicycling the route; his sister Rachel and entourage are traveling by car. Along the way, they are stopping in communities to share their story and their mission. Brennan and Rachel will spend the afternoon in South Bend Wednesday (June 27, 2018) at Hannah & Friends Neighborhood, where Brennan will conduct...

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Four Winds Casinos employees donate $30k to LOGAN

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (April 16, 2018) –Matt Harrington, President and Chief Executive Officer of LOGAN, is pleased to announce a donation of $30,000 was received from the employees of Four Winds Casinos. The donation, in support of the annual LOGAN Nose-on, was presented to Director of Development Patrick Roemer from Scott Brewer, Senior Vice President Government Affairs, and others from Four Winds. Nearly 1,200 employees, representing every Four Winds Casino property, participated in the month-long fundraising effort. March is known as “Nose-on” month; a time when area businesses and schools...

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Flame musicians overcome odds, exceed expectations

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (March 20, 2018) When Michelle King was 3, her mother knew she had a special talent. Michelle would run up on stage where her mom worked and sing into a microphone. At the time, she didn’t speak, except to repeat words. A doctor diagnosed her as autistic and intellectually disabled. He told her mom not to expect too much, that Michelle might never be able to have conversations. Nobody expected much of David LaGrange, either. When he was 14, his counselor at the New York School for the Blind told him his dreams were too big and he needed to face reality — he would never...

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LOGAN to provide services for Hannah & Friends Neighborhood

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (December 14, 2017) LOGAN Community Resources, Inc. will begin providing residential and adult day services March 1, 2018 at Hannah & Friends Neighborhood in South Bend. “Many of the adults who participate in programs at Hannah & Friends, also take part in LOGAN programs and services,” commented Matt Harrington, President and CEO of LOGAN.  “So, this is a natural and mutually beneficial evolution of our relationship. LOGAN and Hannah & Friends want the same thing. We want women and men with intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their full...

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United Federal Credit Union partners with LOGAN ALC

Generous gift pays for autism classroom in Benton Harbor BENTON HARBOR, Michigan (November 8, 2017) – A $30,000 gift to LOGAN from United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) will help pay for a classroom for children with autism. Officials from UFCU visited the LOGAN Autism Learning Center (ALC) in Benton Harbor today and met some of the children who will benefit from their generosity. They presented the gift to LOGAN in a hallway decorated with children’s artwork. In addition to dedicating the classroom, UFCU has been providing coloring sheets to the community as part of as their “YOU COLOR –...

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Billy “Stix” Nicks brings Motown to NewmanFest

Annual music event to benefit LOGAN Protective Services SOUTH BEND, Indiana (October 12, 2017) – On Sunday, October 29, a music event featuring percussionist Billy “Stix” Nicks will be held to benefit LOGAN Protective Services. For moe than 40 years, LOGAN Protective Services has provided advocacy and guardianship services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are endangered by abuse, neglect or exploitation.  The event, named NewmanFest after LOGAN’s founding father Joe Newman, will be from 2-6 p.m. at The Brick, 1145 Northside Blvd in South Bend. Tickets are...

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NIH awards $3.5 million to Shaw Center for Children and Families

By Brittany Collins Kaufman University of Notre Dame The National Institutes of Health awarded a new $3.5 million grant to the University of Notre Dame’s William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families in support of a project for families that include a child with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The project is a collaboration out of the Shaw Center between Mark Cummings, Notre Dame Endowed Chair in Psychology, and Joshua John Diehl, chief strategy officer for autism services at LOGAN Community Resources Inc. in South Bend. The new Supporting Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Communication...

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New savings accounts protect disability benefits

by Joseph Dits South Bend Tribune SOUTH BEND (August 23, 2017) — Indiana officials have launched a new savings program that will save people with disabilities from an old issue: Losing out on Medicaid and Social Security benefits once they accumulate more than about $2,000 in their accounts. The new INvestABLE account was born out of federal law created under President Barack Obama, then adopted last year under former Gov. Mike Pence. It allows those who qualify to deposit up to $14,000 per year, with a maximum balance of $450,000. Also, savings under $100,000 aren’t considered as part of...

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