Caregiver Needed For Tait (11-06-17)

44-year-old male, Tait Berge (TB), who has Cerebral Palsy, is looking for a dedicated caregiver (18 years or older) to join his caregiving team.

Shifts needing coverage are 8:30 am – 10:30 am, 5 days a week, Monday thru Friday.

If his wife, Kelly, needs help on a Saturday so she can work her other job, she will switch out and work the Wednesday before the Saturday she needs help on.  At least one week notice will be given if this needs to happen.

Additional hours could be available in the future and will be offered to the new employee as they come up.

Caregiver responsibilities will include using the Hoyer lift to get TB out of bed, bathing, brushing teeth, shaving, helping with toileting, with medication, preparing breakfast, and feeding the dogs and cat.

On the job training will be provided by TB and his wife Kelly.

For training times and the first 30 days the pay will be $13/hour.

After 30 days, all parties will meet to ensure that the arrangement is a good fit for all involved.  After that meeting the pay rate will be $15/hour.

Caregiver must agree to fill out an employee packet for CDAS regardless of employment with another CDAS participant.

If caregiver is already employed by another CDAS participant, it is their responsibility to keep their total hours worked at no more than 40 hours a week per CDAS rules.

CNA certification is NOT required for this job but CNAs can apply.
CNAs will not be compensated for their certification if chosen for this job.

For more information and/or to set up an appointment for an interview,
please contact Kelly at 786-427-5674 /

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Air Travel and Autism: A Letter To Jet Blue

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Kings and Queens (Audio Adrenaline video)

I absolutely love this video and this song by Audio A 🙂   The video was filmed in Haiti and the children are from the Hands and Feet Project.

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children’s smiles light up the world

Posted: 05 Nov 2012 03:20 PM PST

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

-Dr Seuss

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

-Frederick Douglas

“Stay a child while you can be a child.”

-Stephen Sondheim


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Way To Go D Wade! :) (from

[words] Thanks Dwyane Wade Last week, basketball player and author Dwyane Wade (A Father First) donated his paycheck to Hurricane Sandy relief. Here, Jonah Zimiles of [words] Bookstore in Maplewood, NJ gives a thank you to Wade with a window … Continue reading

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Church access for people who have disabilities

Today is a  simple post. We start our workshop by having someone (usually the pastor or,  if we are in another country, a native speaker) read the Beatitudes for family  and friend.  We want to set a tone that people with disabilities should  not be ignored. They have something to offer, and they will always bring out  the good in everyone.

Beatitudes for Family and Friends
Blessed  are you who take time to listen to difficult speech, for you help us persevere  until we are understood.
Blessed are you who walk with us in  public places and ignore the stares of strangers, for we find havens of  relaxation in your companionship.
Blessed are you who never bid  us to “hurry up”, and more blessed are you who do not snatch our tasks from  our hands to do them for us,
for often we need time-rather than…

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Danny Thomas Forever Stamp unveiled at St. Jude – Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee

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Action News 5 – Memphis, TennesseeDanny Thomas Forever Stamp unveiled at St. Jude


(WMC-TV) – The Danny Thomas Forever Stamp went on sale for the first time Thursday through the US Postal Service.

The stamp, sold in panes of 20, is already a hot seller among those carrying on Thomas’ mission at St. Jude.

With St. Jude patients front and center, Tony Thomas unveiled the stamp bearing his smiling father’s image with his beloved hospital as backdrop.

“I think the only problem he would have had with this is he would have said put the hospital in the front and put him in the background,” said Tony Thomas.  “That’s the way he would have wanted it.”

“I love it,” said St. Jude patient Grace.

“Danny is an icon, of course, but he’s also in a way a father figure for everyone who is working here,” said St. Jude CEO Dr. Bill Evans.  “The man drives us today as if he’s still in the room.”

St. Jude has over nine million donors.  Direct mail is a key strategy that has a now favored stamp.

“I think it speaks to the purity of our mission that 9.5 million Americans and people across the world have embraced Danny Thomas’ dream that no child should die in the dawn of life,” said St. Jude. Director Rick Shadyac.

The stamp’s debut coincides with Danny Thomas’ 100th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his hospital’s grand opening.

“Fifty million have already been printed, which is a pretty good printing for a commemorative stamp,” said Stephen Kearney with USPS Stamp Services.  “We’re ready to print more if the demand merits it.”

The demand was strong among St. Jude employees Thursday, who bought up the stamp as they work to advance their founder’s mission.

You can buy the Danny Thomas Forever Stamp at or at your local post office.


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