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Exercise benefits with reach in Red Wing

Fitness instruction and equipment have long been a strong point at ProAct in Red Wing. Sometimes, the simplest of games can prompt greater participation. A balloon toss game promotes movement, ...

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Prairie Fire Children’s Theater engages ProAct in Red Wing

Energetic Prairie Fire Children’s Theater actors returned to ProAct in Red Wing with drama and enthusiasm to engage 30 participants. A five senses demonstration taught skills in observation, questioning, listening ...

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Flanked by ProAct veteran retirees Carolyn Dobis and Dave Cavalier, Pat McGuire, second from right, was wished well by staff at a breakfast event. At left are Director Sally Ogren and President Steven Ditschler.

Controller retires after 27 years

Photo: Flanked by ProAct veteran retirees Carolyn Dobis and Dave Cavalier, Pat McGuire, second from right, was wished well by staff at a breakfast event. At left are Director Sally ...

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Youth pre-employment services extended

Grant funding has been extended to assist more high school students with disabilities in Dakota and Scott counties to explore jobs, career pathways and more. The multi-faceted effort is called ...

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Writing skills training brings many gifts

Community integration can take many forms, including the written word. Fans of country singer Jason Aldean wrote to the artist with details about why they liked his music. The fan ...

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New ADS participant Brian VanDorpe, left, said ProAct is a good place to be. He and Bob Sayler, another new person in the program, enjoyed an Irish Feast made by staff.

ADS expands in Eagan

Creating a new and comfortable room that’s spacious, ProAct’s ADS program in Eagan recently expanded its capacity to accommodate more participants. “Overall it’s very positive,” said ADS Coordinator Doug Cowles. ...

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Debbie and her brother Gary, who attends ProAct in Hudson, Wisconsin

The Gary ‘he used to be’

Gary Olson, 60, grew up on a farm in western Wisconsin in the 1970s, where he was close to his father, drove tractors and did chores as a teenager. Then, ...

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Ken Koch, second from left, has supported the nonprofit for 20-plus years through the ProAct Golf Classic. The 2019 event is August 26.

Former board member talks Golf Classic

On the golf course for the ProAct Golf Classic, Ken Koch and his group are the guys in blue, green, white or red, but they always match. Koch, an IT ...

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From the President…

It is gratifying when people working in numerous direct care positions see the positive impact they are having on the lives of the individuals they support. Receiving favorable feedback from ...

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Direct service professional Mike Hurley, left and classroom instructor Angi Fleury, lower right, brought ProAct ADS participants to Disability Services Day at the Capitol in March. The large rally focused on improving wages for staff members.

Capitol visit supports staff

It was a homecoming of sorts, at a place known to many but visited by few- the Minnesota State Capitol. Direct support professionals (DSPs) from day program and housing providers ...

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