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Zenith Services Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 4, 2018

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All” The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, […]

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What “glasses” do you have on?

July 16, 2018

What we see as “real” and what we see as “possible” is determined by what “glasses” we have on. In her manual designed to build relationships between people with disabilities and community members, Angela Amado, Ph.D., explains that if you see an individual only as their disability, you will not see what they have to […]

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Meridian 1st Annual Open House

May 3, 2018

We wanted to thank everyone who participated and came to our Open House on May 1st! We had an excellent presentation by Leota and Jason about our person centered practices. Our panel participated in good discussions about recruiting, rates, the future of residential services as well as many other questions and answers from parents. We […]

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Dr. Rebecca Thomley Being Recognized by Minnesota Business Magazine

May 2, 2018

We’re excited to announce that Dr. Rebecca Thomley is being recognized by Minnesota Business Magazine as one of the 2018 (Real) Power 50 business leaders in the city. The list of honorees is impressive, and to be included with other “remarkable players in the Minnesota business community with a knack for getting things done” is […]

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1st Annual Open House

April 11, 2018

You’re invited to the 1st annual…. Meridian and Zenith Services OPEN HOUSE When:  May 1, 2018 Where:  9400 Golden Valley Rd. Time:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm This is an opportunity for all parents and guardians to ask questions and communicate ideas about services and standards! A panel of experts will be available throughout the […]

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CARF Survey

March 26, 2018

Orion Associates, Meridian Services, and Zenith Services were successfully surveyed by CARF International in February!  We were first accredited by CARF for the three year maximum in 2003 and were reaccredited in 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015  We look forward to seeing the final report of this, our sixth CARF survey. We first sought CARF […]

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Informed Choice Part II

February 27, 2018

Informed Choice is also known as Supported or Informed Decision Making.  No matter what term is used, the definition is the same.  Informed Choice or Supported Decision Making applies to any person exercising self-determination to make the best decision possible with adequate information within the context of life’s varied circumstances. Jonathan Maritinis, Senior Director for […]

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Informed Choice

October 6, 2017

The decisions and choices that we make are a reflection of who we are as individuals. Outcomes of decisions—good and bad—help us learn and grow as individuals. Through involvement in decision making we can gain experience, confidence and knowledge which enrich our lives. As support professionals for people with disabilities, we are responsible for helping […]

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Inside Out Project Celebrates Somali-American Community

July 19, 2017

Orion Associates, in partnership with Headwaters Relief Organization, recently organized an art installation showcasing people from the Minneapolis Somali-American community, their personalities, sacrifices, creativity, hard work, and patriotism. Inspired by the global Inside Out Project, the installation features 100 large format portraits temporally affixed on a three-story building at 133 1st Avenue North in downtown […]

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Meridian Services Employees Provide Support to Refugees in Greece

October 24, 2016

Meridian Services employees traveled to Greece, in June 2016, with Headwaters Relief Organization to assist in supporting refugees at a camp in Oinofyta, Greece. The Headwaters team worked at the on-site clinic serving the camp, organizing supplies, establishing an effective system of response to inter-camp health issues while meeting the needs of the camp’s residents. […]

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