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KCTV – Fashion with a Purpose

Joe Chiodo from KCTV5 visited Inclusion Connections’ Activity Center on February 15, 2017, to give viewers a chance to see up-close what the Johnson County nonprofit is doing to serve teens and young adults with developmental disabilities. This year IC was chosen as a KCTV Take 5 to Care partner, which helped promote its 2017 Gala FashionAbility. Watch the video.

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Better KC Promotes 2017 Gala FashionAbility

KCTV5 promoted Take 5 to Care partner Inclusion Connections’ Gala FashionAbility event on the Better KC live program on Monday, February 6, 2017. Jack Lewis, IC’s Volunteer of the Year, and model Nora Stoy, joined Board Member Shelly McVay to tell viewers about the February 14 event at Ball Conference Center in Olathe. This event is the premier fundraising event for the Johnson County, KS nonprofit which serves teens and young adults with developmental disabilities.

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Able Savings Plan Launch Ceremony

IC is proud to host the Ceremony for the first person opening an ABLE Savings Plan account in the state of Kansas.  Please join us, along with Kansas State Treasurer, Ron Estes, NDSS President, Sara Weir and NDSS Ambassador Rachel Mast.  We are expecting local media to attend and would love to fill our space with families.  Please RSVP below if you are able to attend this momentous event.

Please join us for the launch of

Kansas ABLE Savings Plan Accounts

Thursday, January 26, 2017

10:00 AM

Inclusion Connections Activity Center

2083 E. Santa Fe
Olathe, KS 66062

 

Program Launch – Ron Estes, Kansas State Treasurer

Opening of First Kansas ABLE Account- Rachel Nicole Mast,

NDSS DS-AMBASSADOR® & Student at Olathe South High School

Comments by Sara Hart Weir, President, National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

Joining the ceremony remotely Congressman Kevin Yoder (tentative)

Other elected officials as available

There will also be the opportunity for qualifying individuals to open accounts on-site

 

To RSVP to attend this momentous event, please click here RSVP Kansas ABLE Savings Launch

You can find more information about the ABLE Act at this link – NDSS ABLE Act Overview

For more information about Kansas ABLE Savings Plan Accounts, please visit Kansas ABLE Savings

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NDSS President Visits IC

Sarah Hart Weir, President of the National Down Syndrome Society, joined Inclusion Connections’ Executive Director, Debbie Horn, and supporters for an Olathe Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 20, 2016 at the IC Activity Center on Santa Fe. Olathe Mayor Michael E. Copeland also attended and spoke in support of IC PawsAbilities, a new program which offers young adult high school graduates opportunities to experience hands-on job skills baking, packaging, marketing and delivery dog treats and toys. Inclusion Connections serves more than 100 individuals with developmental disabilities with EmployAbility (job skills and employment), CreateAbility (arts and theater), Healthy Living (cooking, nutrition, exercise, life skills), and Summer Camp.