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Josh and Rachel Boynton Give Back

Date: July 21st, 2016

Josh and Rachel Boynton have made it their life mission to give back. From providing direct support to one person in Keene while still students to having the vision to start LifeShare, an organization that utilizes a person-centered, community-based approach to help people with developmental disabilities.

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When Traditional Employment is the Goal

Date: June 29th, 2016

LifeShare Employment/Day Pathways Facilitator Makes All the Difference

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Brandon Get His Dream Job

Date: June 29th, 2016

A Sunflower Health Plan member, Brandon has attained his goal with support from many and "gives back" by presenting at Disability Mentoring Days in KS.

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A Celebratory First Year for Johnson County Project SEARCH and Sunflower Health Plan

Date: March 17th, 2016

One never knows what the challenges or outcome will be when implementing a new program. Challenges you are unprepared for and outcomes that will be compared with similar programs.

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Finding his Unit

Date: March 7th, 2016

Project SEARCH directs one young man to the perfect Unit

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Massachusetts Shared Living Services

Date: March 1st, 2016

LifeShare now provides shared-living services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Massachusetts.

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Sometimes All It Takes is Someone to Listen

Date: February 23rd, 2016

By listening, LifeShare`s Pathways team uncovers the real need

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From a Life of Homelessness and Despair to one of Optimism and Healing

Date: January 15th, 2016

Sunshine Health`s Rapid Crisis Response System Triage Center and Mobile Crisis Team Change Lives

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Developing Our Own Selves, Being of Service to Others

Date: December 30th, 2015

Being helpful to another individual brings great joy to Jennifer L. For the individual who lives with her, it has meant becoming a member of a family and being encouraged to develop her own skills, enjoy life, and reach out for more opportunities.

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Home Care and Foster Care Provider Referral Bonus Program Available in all LifeShare States!

Date: October 15th, 2015

The Referral Bonus Program is used to provide an incentive to current home care providers who bring new talent to LifeShare Management Group, LLC by referring persons who are interested in becoming licensed home care providers or Foster Care providers within our Shared Living Arrangement Program.

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In Honor of Direct Support Professionals Week, From a Personal View

Date: October 1st, 2015

Our own Ian Kuenzi, from our Kansas Pathways team relates the importance of Direct Support Professionals from his unique viewpoint

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Manchester Resident Finds Meaningful Career at LifeShare Hampstead

Date: September 17th, 2015

Week of Sept. 13 Salutes Staff Supporting People with Disabilities

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Providence Resident Finds Meaningful Career at LifeShare Rhode Island

Date: September 17th, 2015

Week of Sept. 13 Salutes Staff Supporting People with Disabilities

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Tilton Resident Finds Meaningful Career at LifeShare Manchester

Date: September 16th, 2015

Week of Sept. 13 Salutes Staff Supporting People with Disabilities

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Vassalboro Resident Finds Meaningful Career at LifeShare Maine

Date: September 15th, 2015

Week of Sept. 13 Salutes Staff Supporting People with Disabilities

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Sunflower Health Plan and LifeShare host book event for children to understand disabilities

Date: August 25th, 2015

LifeShare's Pathways Supporting Families & Self-Direction Facilitator, Ian Kuenzi, brings his story/voice to new Centene Health Plan book

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LifeShare NH Welcomes New Regional Directors

Date: August 3rd, 2015

Working with NH Area Agencies, LifeCoaches, and individuals

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LifeShare Welcomes Cenpatico Schools - Letter from Josh Boynton, CEO

Date: July 22nd, 2015

I am excited to share that beginning July 22, 2015, Cenpatico`s Division of School Services is joining LifeShare.

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LifeShare's own Ian Kuenzi, Now Available in a Children's Book

Date: July 14th, 2015

As a wheelchair user, his character introduces children to a person with disabilities

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LifeShare South Carolina introduces Group and Family Therapy

Date: July 13th, 2015

(South Carolina) LifeShare South Carolina is the first in the state to introduce Group Psychotherapy Services for children 621 and adults with mental health challenges and/or Substance Abuse Disorders. The LifeShare team is also starting Family Therapy Services from its Columbia office.

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Community-Based Support Services in Rhode Island

Date: July 10th, 2015

LifeShare is proud to be able to provide Community-Based Support Services in Rhode Island to individuals who do not receive residential supports, but, rather, live with their families, in their own home, or in the community.

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Brandon Finds his Forever Home through LifeShare`s Services, Support, and Advocacy

Date: June 17th, 2015

From group homes, institutions, and multiple foster home placements never lasting more than three months, Brandon spent two successful years with LifeShare supports through the organization`s Therapeutic Foster Care program. And then that magic moment came for 13-year-old Brandon when was adopted and found his forever home.

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LifeShare`s Targeted Case Management Services Enhance the Quality of Life for One Young Woman in Distress

Date: June 17th, 2015

Twenty-five-year old Domanekia understood there were challenges in her life on which she needed to work, but depression and anxiety kept her isolated in her bedroom following the death of her mother, with whom she and her siblings lived in a Tampa apartment.

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It takes a Team and Some Lift to Bring Home and Community Access Back to this Young Man

Date: May 1st, 2015

LifeShare Pathways Program works with Sunflower Health Plan to maintain young man's independence

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Music Therapy a Benefit for Everyone at LifeShare

Date: April 22nd, 2015

A group of LifeShare folks from the Portsmouth, NH, area are reaping the benefits of a series of music therapy programs presented by Sonatina Music Therapy, of Dover.

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Being a LifeShare Home Provider Enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families

Date: April 22nd, 2015

For Newton, NH, LifeShare home provider Michelle Dean, the best one word of advice she offers to individuals, couples, or families considering opening their home to a person with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and/or other challenges, is rewarding.

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Hometown Hero Advocating for Ability

Date: April 14th, 2015

Twenty-six-year-old Tim Houle, of Raymond, works hard at the two Walgreens stores where he has been employed for six years [Raymond and Epping] and looks to the future and possibly owning and operating his own LCS. (For non-members of the comic community, LCS is an acronym for local comics shop.) Tim was born with cerebral palsy and his parents were told early on that he would never walk and that he even might not survive infancy. Tim proved them wrong.

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Americans With Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary: 1990-2015

Date: April 13th, 2015

Can you imagine living in a world where you cannot fully participate because society views you as NOT EQUAL just because you have a disability?

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Project SEARCH: High School Transition that Works!

Date: April 13th, 2015

Sunflower Health Plan and Pathways work collaboratively to open new education and work opportunities for individuals with disabilities

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More Than Person First language - It`s About Respect

Date: April 10th, 2015

The way we use language to describe people can be a very powerful way of respecting or disrespecting them as individuals. Lynn Elwell (1999) Bolton Data for Inclusion

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DEBUNK THE MYTHS ABOUT BECOMING A FOSTER FAMILY

Date: April 8th, 2015

While many people consider becoming a Foster Family, the following myths may stand in their way of taking that first step. Discover some of the most common misconceptions and read about the reality behind each.

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Sharing His Story: Advocating for Ability

Date: April 3rd, 2015

Twenty-six-year-old Tim Houle, of Raymond, works hard at the two Walgreens stores where he is employed and looks to the future and possibly owning and operating his own LCS. (For non-members of the comic community LCS is an acronym for local comics shop.)

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Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the ADA and 35th anniversary of the Topeka Independent Living Resource Center

Date: March 20th, 2015

All Kansas LifeShare/Pathways hands were on deck at the recent celebration

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The Empowering Relief of Independence

Date: March 19th, 2015

Sunflower Health and Pathways are resources to families with children with disabilities What would you do if you felt that you could no longer assist your child with a disability?

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Coffee Break with the Local Police

Date: March 16th, 2015

Manchester police officers joined a group from LifeShare at a local McDonald's for coffee and meet-and-greet.

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Jessica Loves Her Self-Determined Life

Date: March 11th, 2015

(Lawrence, KS) -- Jessica is a young woman with diverse support needs that knows what she wants! Jessica has always wanted to be in control of her life, have her own place and a good job. She applied to the Project SEARCH program at her school to achieve her dream of competitive employment and successfully completed all three of her internship rotations at the University of Kansas.

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The road to independence includes a competitively paid job

Date: March 10th, 2015

Seacoast woman recognized for 15 years of service at Phillips Academy

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Manchester police schmooze with LifeShare group

Date: March 10th, 2015

Police join LifeShare staff and individuals for coffee at McDonald's

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LifeShare Acquired by Centene Corporation

Date: March 4th, 2015

National Medicaid managed care leader taps expertise in supporting people with intellectual & developmental disabilities

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It's All About Quality of Life

Date: February 5th, 2015

(Columbia, SC) For long-time in-home providers Kevin and Aletta McClendon, opening their home to individuals with developmental and other challenges is all about quality of life.

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LifeShare and Sunflower Health Plan host Project SEARCH

Date: February 4th, 2015

Last month, LifeShare and Sunflower Health Plan (KS) hosted interns participating in Project SEARCH. The visiting group asked questions related to various jobs there, such as reception, customer service, and case management.

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Who We are in Maine

Date: January 28th, 2015

LifeShare Maine is seeking Shared Living providers and offers Case Management Services for individuals with an intellectual disability or autism who require advocacy and coordination of services.

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Being of Service to Others

Date: January 26th, 2015

(Portland, ME) - Being helpful to another individual brings great joy to Jennifer L. For the individual who lives with her, it has meant becoming a member of a family and being encouraged to develop her own skills, enjoy life, and reach out for more opportunities.

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A South Carolina get together leaves everyone smiling!

Date: January 23rd, 2015

The LifeShare South Carolina team, including staff, providers, and individuals, gathered this month to celebrate successes and enjoy each other's company. As you can see by the pictures, a great time was had by all.

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LifeShare-Pathways Teams up with Sunflower Health Plan for flu clinics

Date: January 22nd, 2015

Sunflower`s LifeShare-Pathways team worked with Walgreens Pharmacy and I/DD residential provider agencies to schedule flu vaccination clinics at Community Developmental Disability Organizations (CDDOs). In the first four clinic sessions, more than 60 Kansans were reached, and of those, 50 are Sunflower members.

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Making a Difference in an Individual`s Life

Date: January 21st, 2015

(Providence, RI) Isaac Sarmu is changing the world one person at a time.

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When you use your head, anything is possible

Date: January 12th, 2015

Tom Owens is a man on a mission. Now a locally-acclaimed artist, Tom was born 59 years ago with cerebral palsy and is unable to fully use his hands, painting his stunning nature watercolors wearing a hat on his head to which a binder clip with a brush is attached. Not your typical artist.

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For this young woman, the road to independence includes a competitively-paid job

Date: January 9th, 2015

Debra is a 33-year-old-woman living a full life who just happens to have some intellectual challenges. Those challenges, however, have not been a barrier to her living an independent life with part-time day support from LifeShare, New Hampshire, and residential support from a seacoast-area provider.

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Tom Owens is a painter without limitations

Date: January 7th, 2015

Despite not having use of his hands, Tom Owens has become a celebrity in the artistic world, painting beautiful pictures using a paint brush attached to the hat on his head.

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LifeShare Nurse: Keeping Well this Winter

Date: December 31st, 2014

LifeShare Nurse Ruth Hynes spoke with individuals at the Hampstead Library to share ideas on keeping well this winter season.

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LifeShare Maine gathers for the holidays

Date: December 8th, 2014

More than 100 members of the LifeShare Maine family turned out to celebrate the start of the holiday season.

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It takes a Team and Some Lift to Solve Problems and Bring Home and Community Access Back to this Young Man

Date: December 8th, 2014

(Wellington, KS) Jacob is an outgoing 15 year-old living with his grandparents and younger sister in a split-level home. He also happens to have Progressive Muscular Dystrophy, which requires him to use an electric wheelchair for mobility. The only way Jacob accesses the main living areas of his home and goes outside is to use the lift that was donated to his family several years ago.

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Josh Boynton -

Date: December 5th, 2014

In 2009, President and CEO of LifeShare, Josh Boynton, was named one of "25 Leaders for the Future" by Business NH Magazine. This month, the magazine revisited each of them, including Josh.

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Surfs Up! for LifeShare group at Total Image Fitness Training, Manchester

Date: December 2nd, 2014

It may have been cold and snowy outside, but it was surfing weather inside as a group from LifeShare practiced their surfing moves and balancing at Total Image Fitness Training, Hanover Street, Manchester.

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LifeShare Coordinates Flu Clinics for Sunflower Health Plan Members

Date: November 21st, 2014

LifeShare and Sunflower Health Plan wanted to make it as easy as possible for members receiving Home and Community-Based Services to get their annual flu shots this year.

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LifeShare and Sunflower Health Plan Fight the Flu in Kansas

Date: November 20th, 2014

In an initiative with Walgreens, LifeShare and Sunflower Health Plan, KS, are working together to administer the flu vaccine to health plan members at clinics across the state. A special thank you to Walgreens, which is providing both the vaccine and many of the pharmacists for these clinics.

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LifeShare Direct Service Providers recognized by NH Business Review

Date: November 4th, 2014

NH Business Review October 31 - November 13, 2014

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LifeShare Team Presents at Texas Association of Health Plans

Date: November 4th, 2014

LifeShare Presents Overview of its Rapid Crisis Response System November 1, 2014, the LifeShare team presented at the Texas Association of Health Plans on Managing Behavioral Health and specialty Rehab Therapies. Presenters included LifeShare President/CEO Josh Boynton, RCRS Director Dr. Susan McLaughlin-Beltz, Dr. Jennifer Medgyesi, and Vice President of Innovative Solutions Anna Keith.

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The LifeShare Team Approach: Working with Brandon to Meet His Goals and Catch The Big One

Date: September 15th, 2014

(Port Charlotte, FL) When 10-year-old Brandon arrived at his LifeShare foster home in October 2013, he literally came with just the clothes on his back and wearing mismatched socks. His "history" included five home placements within the previous six months and involuntary hospital admissions Quite a group of experiences for one 10-year-old boy.

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NHBR about town

Date: August 26th, 2014

New Hampshire Business Review August 22 - September 4, 2014 NHBR about town

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It's No Longer an Emergency for Jane

Date: August 20th, 2014

LifeShare Day Support: Quality Interactions andDiversion from the Emergency Room

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Making a Difference in a Young Man's Quality of Life through LifeShare Foster Care

Date: August 20th, 2014

The quality of life Allan enjoys from his LifeShare foster family is truly a gift

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LifeShare`s Goal of Competitive Employment Benefits Both Employer and Individual

Date: July 30th, 2014

LifeShare`s Goal of Competitive EmploymentBenefits Both Employer and IndividualLifeShare Leads the Way in Competitive Employment for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

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A Win-Win for Northwood Diner and James Dean

Date: June 23rd, 2014

When you walk into Northwood Diner on Mondays, you may see a blur rush by, a very tall blur, but a blur of action nonetheless.

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LifeShare Honors Two Granite Staters for Work with Individuals with Disabilities

Date: June 4th, 2014

Governor Maggie Hassan received the Legislative Champion Award for her legislative and personal support of people of ALL abilities.

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LifeShare SC & GA State Director Receives Leadership Award

Date: October 16th, 2013

LifeShare SC & GA State Director Receives Leadership Award

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LifeShare Achieves National Quality Accreditation

Date: August 21st, 2013

LifeShare Achieves National Quality Accreditation

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