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 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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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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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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Employee's passion shines through work

Employee's passion shines through work

Janis said she has closed many cases since she began working here and is currently working with about eight clients. One of the most rewarding parts of her job is enabling clients to see the possibilities they have within themselves.

“It’s my job to open their minds to bigger and better things and to help them realize they are capable of doing more,” she said. “I can hear, as well as see, the underlying gifts and see potential.”

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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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Rauch Employment Services Career Day

Rauch Employment Services Career Day

To find the perfect job, you must first know the different types of careers available. On Friday, May 29, Rauch Employment Services hosted “Career Day” allowing speakers to share their knowledge among the people with disabilities using Rauch’s services. The speakers presented on a variety of topics and encouraged attendees to consider seeking commercial employment.

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Finding a Purpose - and a Paycheck

Finding a Purpose - and a Paycheck

Tall and lanky with dark blonde hair, Andrew looks a lot like your average twenty-something young man. His interests and home life are also very similar to others his age - he likes playing video games (Mortal Kombat is his favorite), enjoys listening to rap and classic rock music, and is motivated by money. He has two younger sisters, who he says he loves but “sometimes would like to trade”, and five step siblings. He says that his two pet Goldendoodles, Zeek and Tillie, behave well most of the time. However, after sitting and talking with Andrew for a few minutes, you will discover that he is anything but average.

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Meet Fire Marshall Ed

Meet Fire Marshall Ed

Ed began working at Rauch Industries in July 1994 - nearly 21 years ago! A lifelong Indiana resident, he currently lives in New Albany. Ed’s a friendly guy who has never met a stranger and loves to shake hands and talk. He loves movies and is often seen carrying them around, even at work. Ed can repeat, verbatim, many lines from his favorite movies. When he isn’t watching movies or working on the American Beverage Marketers margarita salt line at Rauch Industries, he likes to play video games, shop, look through magazines, watch TV, listen to music, and go to dances.

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Take a Moment

Take a Moment

We all get busy, and most of us spend the day at work go, go, going! I'm certainly no exception. So, one of the things I enjoy about my job is that sometimes a person we serve comes to visit me, stops me as I walk through their area, or grabs me in the hallway. It forces me to take a "time out" and slow down, and I often learn something I didn't know before.

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John Finds Fulfillment in Work and Life Through Rauch Employment Services

John Finds Fulfillment in Work and Life Through Rauch Employment Services

(adapted from a story written by Pam Sinsel) 

Pam, a Rauch Supported Employment Consultant, first met John in late 2012. He was a very large fellow with piercing blue eyes and a somewhat disheveled appearance. He was very quiet and seemed guarded when speaking to her. At first glance, he appeared intimidating.

John wanted to work in food service. After several meetings and through setting small goals for him, his grooming improved. He became more trusting of Pam and began to share information about his interests and dreams, including that he enjoys photography and would like to eventually become a chef.

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