Rauch Participant Named Indiana Bicentennial Torchbearer

Rauch Participant Named Indiana Bicentennial Torchbearer

Michelle Pfeifer, a longtime participant in Rauch services, has been selected as a torchbearer for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. Torchbearers are Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region, or state. 

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There's a new "sheriff" in town

There's a new "sheriff" in town

A whirlwind of energy and activity, 16-year-old Grant loves singing country music, strumming his guitar, playing with cars and nerf guns, and proudly showing off his license plate collection. 

Grant wasn’t always the self-assured and outgoing young man you see today, though...

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Advocacy Alert: take action to oppose proposed WIOA rules today

Advocacy Alert: take action to oppose proposed WIOA rules today

In response to indications that final Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Regulations that will be published in June, Rauch is encouraging self-advocates, families, and providers to share their concerns pertaining to the draft WIOA regulations with their congressional representatives. This Act contains provisions that would substantially limit employment opportunities for people with disabilities at programs like Rauch IndustriesWe need your help to carry the message to Members of Congress by April 15, 2016.

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Rauch Keeps Rolling

Rauch Keeps Rolling

At the 2016 Imagine Awards, Rauch soared past its $34,136 fundraising goal to more than $46,000 in contributions. Rauch couldn't have achieved such a resounding success without auctioneer Shaun Logsdon and his team, Rauch staff volunteers, the agency's important mission, and most importantly - so many incredibly generous supporters. "Thank you" does not do justice to such an incredible evening.

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Rauch Promotes Disability Awareness Month

Rauch Promotes Disability Awareness Month

In March of each year in recognition of Disability Awareness Month, Rauch offers two activities to fourth grade students in our community. This is an annual event for 4th graders. Many schools and teachers have made it an integral part of their annual curriculum. To date over 5,500 4th grade students in Floyd and Clark Counties have participated in this annual event.

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Rauch support system gives client confidence

Rauch support system gives client confidence

For Jason Evans, goal-orientation was not at the top of his priority list. He was focused on the bigger picture and what he wanted to achieve.

“For instance, I wanted to go to IUS so they said ‘ok let’s focus on these goals first,’” he said. “They (Rauch) taught me how to prioritize and focus on individual goals.”

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2016 Imagine Awards Honoree: David DeSanctis

2016 Imagine Awards Honoree: David DeSanctis

Rauch is pleased to announce the 2016 Imagine Awards Individual honoree, David DeSanctis. David had the opportunity of a lifetime to generate awareness and understanding when he was cast as “Produce,” a lead role in the movie Where Hope Grows. Released in 2014, the film focuses on what it means to belong. Produce and the other leading character, Calvin, develop a friendship that gives Calvin’s life new meaning and purpose.

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Rauch Announces The X-Factor Finalist Rion Paige as 2016 Imagine Awards Entertainer

Rauch Announces The X-Factor Finalist Rion Paige as 2016 Imagine Awards Entertainer

This year, Rauch will treat attendees to the amazing voice and vibrant personality of season three The X-Factor finalist Rion Paige. As a contestant on the television show, 13-year-old songstress Rion bounced (quite literally) into millions of homes—ultimately blowing away the judges with her cover of Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away.” Judge Simon Cowell effused, “Rion, I think you are literally extraordinary!” He went on to compare Paige to Underwood and predicted the same stardom for Paige.

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Here to serve

Here to serve

Tony Euler has always loved working with people with disabilities, whether at Muscatatuck State Hospital or here at Rauch, Inc.

After working at the hospital, Tony moved to the area in 1978 and started at Rauch Industries on the floor that August. He’s been Director of Industrial Services for many years, although he said it’s been so long he can’t remember exactly when he took on that role.

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Goodbye for now

Goodbye for now

At the beginning of the summer, I started writing a list of the “Top Five Things I’ve Learned at Rauch.” I figured I would wait a few weeks before I finished it so I had more time. Now, my last day is today and what I’ve learned is that I can’t write a Top Five list. First of all, I can’t narrow it down. Second of all, every point I came up with essentially came down to the same thing—passion.

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New coordinator looks to expand Wellness Program

New coordinator looks to expand Wellness Program

Vicki Pilcher has been the Wellness Coordinator at Rauch for two months now and is already working toward helping the program grow.

Before coming to Rauch, Vicki worked as a home care nurse. She said the type of environment home care fosters is actually why she wanted to become a nurse—to connect with patients and be able to have a bond with them.

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Summer camp comes to a close

Summer camp comes to a close

This year’s summer respite camp ended on July 17th, after six weeks of fun-filled activities. The camp is for children with developmental disabilities ages 9-17. Teachers, both experienced and dedicated, lead the camp, focusing on growing and maintaining skills, while also participating in enjoyable summer activities for the kids.

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Learning to dance starring Phillip...and you!

Learning to dance starring Phillip...and you!

To meet annual operating needs, Rauch must raise $12,500 in contributions from supporters like you this summer. Please donate today to help Rauch care for over 1,000 children and adults with developmental and other disabilities each year in your community, and help people like Phillip continue to dance.

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Finding the right fit

Finding the right fit

Work Services Coordinator Theresa Berry said you never know who will be the right fit for Rauch Industries and who won’t until you try.

Some behaviors exhibited at home may make an individual seem unsuited for working; however, Theresa said sometimes these behaviors do not manifest in the workplace.

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Good people, good place

Good people, good place

Phoebe Curry has been in the business for 33 years, first working at New Hope Services and then at Rauch Industries. As production manager, she oversees the everyday operations of daily production, clients, and production techs (PTs). Phoebe handles the job scheduling of PTs and clients, while ensuring deadlines are being met and everyone is working.

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