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March is National Reading Month. If you’re looking for your next title, whether for yourself or to read with the kids, take a look at this collection of good reads that can help us all be better allies and advocates for people with disabilities. If at Birth You Don’t Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and…

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After starting a Direct Care job at ACR as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, Priya started her Internship at ACR as a senior after fulfilling years of direct care experience at her home. Attends: Senior at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Major: Biology Career Path: pre-med “Starting to work at ACR was probably one of the…

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As applications roll in for our first Impact Year team, there is one question we wanted to expand on more…something we are so very excited about! An Impact Project is one of the requirements of the Impact Year, and it is truly one of the really fun parts. Through the course of the Impact Year,…

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What is a gap-year program and why consider it? If you’re ready to graduate, maybe you’d like a little breathing room in your schedule, so you can focus on applying to medical school or a graduate program, while accumulating some work experience to add to your application. Or maybe you need to take a step…

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ACR has multiple opportunities that align well with those pursuing Gap Year opportunities whether that’s due to graduation, taking a break from school, taking an employment break, or just trying something new. We’ve long advertised growth opportunities to consider during a Gap Year such as an internship, advancement opportunity, or being an e-float. Each of…

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ACR Homes offers employees a flexible, individualized opportunity to complete an internship to align with their educational and career goals. Internships give your resume a boost and give another key talking point and experience for graduate school or medical school interviews. Internships are available for a variety of majors and career interests. Join us Thursday…

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We received the following message through Facebook recently from a former employee. We have her permission to share her family’s story, and the way that her life was impacted by her work at ACR, 20 years ago. Thank you, Laura, for sharing.  *** Almost 20 years ago I worked for a few years at ACR…

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The best part about ACR Homes is, hands down, the wonderful people who live here. We wanted to follow up on last month’s resident profile by introducing another one of our amazing residents: Brian. Brian is known to be one of the most easy-going and positive people you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting. “It’s truly impossible…

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Erika Froiland was an undergrad at the University of Minnesota when she first joined ACR Homes as a direct care professional several years ago. She went on to enroll in the company’s internship program and graduate from the U with a degree in psychology. Now, she’s serving in an emergency float position with ACR to…

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At ACR Homes, we’ve worked with many amazing individuals over the years. Whether they arrived as ambitious college students with dreams of becoming a doctor or were still searching for the right career path, they are all quick to give credit to ACR Homes for playing an important role in their success. Here’s a sampler…

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If you’re thinking of becoming a direct care provider, you may worry that you don’t have the right personality to work effectively with people who have disabilities. Perhaps you’ve never really interacted with differently abled people, and as a result have no idea how you’d do working with them as an assistant, caretaker and companion. Chances…

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