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CDS consumers participate in Wednesday Winners program

Community Connections participants at the Western Michigan University Center for Disability Services have been part of South County Community Services’ Wednesday Winners, a free program designed for adults with disabilities.

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Major gift supports adult wellness lab

President Edward Montgomery and his wife, Kari, joined CHHS and WMU Development and Alumni Relations for a special dinner at the Gilmore House to thank the Ishler family for their significant gift to name the new adult wellness laboratory in the soon-to-be remodeled Center for Disability Services Adult Wellness building.

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CDS receives community partnership award

The Western Michigan University Department of Psychology hosted its inaugural Community Partnership Awards on June 7. Representatives from the Center for Disability Services and WMU Aging Services were in attendance to receive the Outstanding Commitment - Community Partner Award.

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SLP instructor, students support consumers at CDS

Elizabeth Nagler, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a part-time instructor for the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. She and her students visit consumers at CDS to address deficits and seek augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) solutions by using iPads to target basic skills in therapy.

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New clinical practicum benefits students, community members

Beginning this semester, speech language pathologist (SLP) Kathy Rigley-Rowell, along with three SLP graduate students and one undergraduate SLP student, initiated a clinical practicum experience at WMU Senior Day Services.