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We have posted this show on our Facebook page and the staff at Incight has been talking about it since it was first broadcast on NPR’s new show Invisabilia in January this year. If you haven’t had time to listen to it, take some time now.
At Incight we meet amazing people who believe in their own potential and believe in potential of the people around them. By understanding that our potential is truly unlimited and in our hands, it will be realized.
In so many stories we hear about individuals who defied the odds. At Incight, we want to fundamentally change the game. The odds are not against you, rather you are limited only by the opportunities you see for yourself or that others see for you. When we see challenges as hindrances, we will struggle. When we see them as opportunities, we will succeed. By achieving, or even by failing – we succeed by learning and growing stronger. If we start expecting the best from ourselves and those around us – we will ALL rise to those expectations.
We will be celebrating the people in our community who embody that spirit by honoring them as Hall of Fame Inductees and Heart of Change Award Winners. Join us on Tuesday, May 12th, at 7:30am for Incight’s Hall of Fame Breakfast. Bring a friend to learn more about Incight and the Game Changers in our community.
“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We look to the wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He teaches us that, in spite of our limitations, we must always improve upon ourselves. He urges us not to focus on what we can’t do and instead do as much as we can. Dr. King was speaking to us as individuals, as much as he was speaking to us as a society. Despite our societal limitations, we can improve upon ourselves and as individuals we can make our society better.
We are humbled by Dr. Martin Luther King’s service to our country and to the civil right’s movement. At Incight we believe in the potential of every human being and the potential of our society as a whole.
OUR MOST SINCERE THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THE HOMECOMING GALA!
October 4th, 2014 was a night not to be forgotten! Incight friends and family poured into the Kridel Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum sporting gear reminiscent of High School days – football jerseys, letterman jackets, cheerleading outfits, and homecoming dresses – to celebrate ten amazing years of Incight services at our biggest party of the year.
Executive Director Dan Friess, channeling his inner Gym Coach to MC the event – along with Student Body President Scott Hatley and Board Chairman Jerry Carleton as the Homecoming King – shared some of the amazing successes and stories from this year. We are thrilled to announce that we raised nearly $200,000 this year – thanks to our amazing family of donors! Save the Date for next year’s Gala on October 3rd, 2015!
· Free event, please RSVP
· Lola’s Room in the Crystal Ballroom
RSVP by visiting www.incight.org/10year
Rob Thompson has autism and is a past Incight scholar. He talks about what living with autism is like and how Incight has helped him in the past several years. His mother talks about what being a mother of a child with autism is like, and how grateful she is that Incight has stepped into his life.
Incight was proud to host John D. Kemp as our keynote speaker at the 2013 Fundraising Gala.
John D. Kemp is widely respected for his many achievements, both in the corporate and non-profit worlds. With personal disability experience using four prostheses, John inspires others to achieve the impossible through knowledge, experience, vision, personality, and persistence. Mr. Kemp graduated from Georgetown University in 1971 and from Washburn University School of Law in 1974. Mr. Kemp was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Washburn University School of Law in May, 2003.
John D. Kemp is the CEO of Abilities! Abilities! is dedicated to creating a world in which people with disabilities will have the same opportunities as all other people, be treated with dignity and respect, and have access to all the benefits of our society. Abililities conducts a wide range of programs and activities to support this mission including research, job training, education, assistive technology, resources for business and more. Prior to Abilities, Mr. Kemp was principal at the Washington, D.C. Law Firm of Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville, P.C. for ten years. In his practice, he served as the CEO of ACCSES, HalfthePlanet Foundation and as the Executive Director and General Counsel of the US Business Leadership Network. In addition, Mr. Kemp represented several technology companies interested in disability.
In October 2007, Mr. Kemp received the New Freedom Initiative Award which annually recognizes non-profits, small businesses, corporations and individuals that have demonstrated exemplary and innovative efforts in furthering the employment and workplace environment for people with disabilities.
In March 2006, Mr. Kemp received the Henry B. Betts Award, widely regarded as America’s highest honor for disability leadership and service. Presented jointly by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the Betts Award recognizes a person’s work and scope of influence that have significantly improved the quality of life for people with disabilities in the past and who continues to be a force for change in the future
Appointed by Secretary Leavitt of Health and Human Services, Mr. Kemp served on the Medicaid Commission from July 2005 through December 2006. Additionally, he served on the State Department’s Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities (2007-2010) which guides the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the Agency for International Development (USAID) in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and assistance with respect to people with disabilities.
John D. Kemp has led, partnered, worked for and served on the Boards of Directors of many of the leading disability and nonprofit organizations such as: United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Very Special Arts, Independent Sector, The Abilities Fund Inc., Disability Service Providers of America, Easter Seals, Goodwill Industries of Greater Washington, and the U.S. International Council on Disabilities, to name a few. In 1995, Mr. Kemp co-founded AAPD and continues to be active with the organization today. During his tenure with Kemp & Young, Inc., John D. Kemp developed disability employment management training and consulting services.
Before you meet your future employer in the exhibit hall, join us for these free workshops.
• Resume Review
(Drop-in review sessions from 10:00am to noon)
• Student Central – Workshop for High School Students with Disabilities
(10:30am to 12:30pm…then join the expo!)
Hosted by: Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Incight
— FEATURE STORY – SHANA ALVAREZ 4
Living with an Invisible Disability
— HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD 6
Incight Gala 2012
— INCIGHT TO GO 7
iPad Training Program Launches
— HONORING OUR COMMUNITY 8
Thanks to Those who Support Incight’s mission
—TEAM INCIGHT MAKES ITS FIRST APPEARANCE 10
Golf Cart Parade the Perfect Venue
— MOBILITY MADNESS 11
Incight Launches its First Adaptive Sports Festival