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Direct Support Professional/Staff Appreciation Week

Last week we celebrated Direct Support Professional/Staff Appreciation Week, and it was fun.  Many people were involved in letting the staff know how much they are appreciated.  Highlights for me included the heartfelt messages of gratitude that families wrote to our staff and the cheers from associates as staff names were pulled for drawings and […]

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Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

Dear Parents and Friends of Lakeside Packaging Plus, The LPP Management Team is preparing to celebrate Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, September 13-17.  We are hoping to make it a memorable week for very special people.  LPP would not exist without Direct Support Professionals, as well as our other staff members.  Banners are being donated, […]

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Connie Kafura and Mary Van Boxtel retire from Lakeside Packaging Plus

Connie Kafura and Mary Van Boxtel retire from Lakeside Packaging Plus. Thank you for your years of service to LPP. Congratulations to both of you! Enjoy your retirement!

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Staff with 30+ years of service to Lakeside Packaging Plus, INC. (386 combined years)

Staff with 30+ years of service to Lakeside Packaging Plus, INC. (386 combined years) (front to back) Connie Kafura, Margaret Winn, Mary Van Boxtel Tom Mentele, DuWane Sasse, Lynn Van Camp, Julie Kosmerchock Steve Brewer, Dawn Portmann-Kranz, Kandi Zeinert, Diana Volkmann 4/15/2021

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A-Team Action Alert – National Voice Your Choice

Urgent Action Alert!  Please be aware that if President Biden’s stimulus package goes through it may mean the end of 14C of the fair labor law.  Please read this thread and the attached document and call and/or e-mail our senators, Tammie Baldwin and Ron Johnson on Friday, February 5.  Thank you for your attention to […]

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How to Make a Difference by Running for Elected Office

How to Make a Difference by Running for Elected Office How are you making a difference for people with disabilities? Maybe you speak up for employing people with disabilities in your own life or lobby lawmakers to make communities more accommodating. But if you’re looking for a way to make a big impact, why not […]

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A-Team logoAttention A-Team

Good morning A-Team Grassroots – Friday June 21. We are into our final 3 days for the 14 C Dialogue – let’s make it count! It is hoped we have thousands of comments by our national call this Friday and much to celebrate! Since sending all of you the updated options for sharing testimony. i.e. […]

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A-Team logoAttention A-Team Advocates!

ATTENTION A-Team advocates : In January, the United States House and Senate introduced companion bills to raise the minimum wage over time. The bills, H.R. 582 and S. 150, the Raise the Wage Act, include language that would eliminate Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which would eviscerate opportunities for people with significant […]

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We need your help!

If you have gotten a chance to make a comment on this, thank you.  If you haven’t yet we did some clarification on an effective response from the A-team facilitators. The recommendation was to keep it simple, positive and personal.  With forums like this, the number of responses is more impactful than the length.  A-Team […]

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A-Team logoWe need your help with the Home and Community-Based Settings Rule

Background CMS requires all states that operate home and community-based services waivers to comply with a federal settings rule. The purpose of the settings rule is to ensure that people receiving services through home and community-based waiver programs have access to the benefits of community living and are able to receive services in the most […]

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