First Steps Training Builds Knowledge

First Steps Training Builds Knowledge

Opportunities for therapists to join Rauch’s network available

In October 2015, Rauch arranged a training opportunity presented by Midwest Orthotics for its First Steps Provider Network therapists. While enjoying a breakfast of bagels, fruit parfaits, and coffee, participants learned about analyzing gait and gross motor skills. 

One condition that can impact gait and gross motor skills is hypotonia...

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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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YOU can help spread some holiday joy!

YOU can help spread some holiday joy!

Each year, we host a holiday celebration for participants in all our programs… the most genuinely and completely joyful day we have all year. During the week of Christmas, our clients and staff will gather at Rauch Industries to dance, dine, and be merry… and yes, receive a small gift. Can you help? We need approximately 400 of the following types of items (Dollar Tree/discount store items are fine!) so that we can provide a gift for all the individuals we serve.

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First Lady Karen Pence Awards Grant to Rauch, Inc.

First Lady Karen Pence Awards Grant to Rauch, Inc.

Award will support Summer Respite Camp for Children with Disabilities

Indianapolis – First Lady Karen Pence hosted the fifth award reception for grant recipients of the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation at the Governor’s residence on Tuesday, where she awarded $19,500 to 25 organizations and charities that serve Hoosier families and children across the state. Rauch, Inc. was represented by Amelia Williams, Director of Children's Services, and Teressa Jackson, Director of Development, who were on hand to receive the award.

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Rauch Industries featured in Louisville Business First

Rauch Industries was highlighted in a lengthy Louisville Business First feature this week. The article, available here, did a fantastic job highlighting the opportunities we provide for people with disabilities as well as the benefits partnering with Rauch Industries provides to regional businesses.

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Teressa Jackson

I am a lifelong resident of New Albany. I am fortunate to also work in this community as the Director of Development of Rauch, Inc. Rauch, a not-for-profit organization, has helped create a community where everyone belongs for people with disabilities for 60 years. Through this role, I help promote the agency to the general public, creating awareness of our contributions to those in need and support in the form of others' time, talent and treasure.

Program manager ready to grow

Program manager ready to grow

It is with great excitement that we announce the addition of Ashley Greaves to the team of Program Managers serving Rauch's Supported Living program.  

Ashley started with Rauch's Supported Living program as a Direct Support Professional and quickly moved into a Home Leader position. 

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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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Rauch, Inc. finalist for nonprofit of the year

Rauch, Inc. finalist for nonprofit of the year

One Southern Indiana will present its first Annual Non-Profit of the Year Award this year, recognizing an organization’s outstanding work within the community. Rauch, Inc. was chosen as one of the three finalists. Alongside Goodwill of Southern Indiana and Hope Southern Indiana, Rauch will be recognized at the One Southern Indiana Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, where the winner will also be announced.

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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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Housewarming Celebration & Neighborhood Block Party

Housewarming Celebration & Neighborhood Block Party

Rauch is excited to announce the completion of the final six houses at its Hawthorn Glen supported living housing development for adults with developmental disabilities. Friends, supporters, & our Hawthorn Glen neighbors are invited to a day of celebration to recognize this achievement. 

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