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Five Realistic Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

LifeROOTS’ pediatric therapists work with the parents of children with developmental differences every day. We know first-hand the exceptional strength, perseverance, and resourcefulness parents need to care for their families. Parenting can be stressful under the best of circumstances, but parents of children with developmental differences are especially susceptible to stress and fatigue. Caring for a […]

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Ways to Create an Accessible Workplace in 2021

Inclusion means more than just hiring people with disabilities. It means truly doing everything you can to ensure success. One of the most important ways to support individuals with disabilities is an accessible workplace.  This shows how much you value your employees, and removes barriers that may be preventing their success. Here are five ways […]

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Why Businesses Should Hire More People With Disabilities

Employees with disabilities have traditionally been underrepresented in or excluded from the workforce – but that’s beginning to change. The 1990 signing of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) opened the doors for workplace inclusion. Still, the last decade has seen an increase in activism surrounding fair representation for people with disabilities in the workforce. According […]

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Resources for the Disability Community During this Time of Uncertainty

For over 60 years, LifeROOTS has been dedicated to creating healthy, inclusive communities. Nothing has changed that mission – not even the coronavirus. We are aware that many families across the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas may be feeling unsure of what steps they can take to best protect themselves and their families, especially if they […]

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Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. The statistics come from various Census Bureau censuses and surveys, covering different periods of time. The following facts […]

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Client Success Story: Rebekah

LifeROOTS is much more than “a day program.” For my daughter Rebekah and I, LifeROOTS is the place where we feel at home. From day one, LifeROOTS friendly, dedicated staff made us feel welcome.  Their knowledge, professionalism and patience has helped Rebkah transition through significant changes. The consistency and compassion of the LifeROOTS staff has […]

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Client Success Story: Ginny

LifeROOTS has provided our daughter Virginia “Ginny” with a loving, caring environment.  She loves to go to the program daily and misses everyone when she is unable to attend. We think she feels like an integral part of LifeROOTS. Socially she has matured and has many friends. She has development may ADL’s and talents due […]

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Client Success Story: Abigail

Abigail is a member of our Rio Rancho Day Habilitation program – and a true “success story” in so many ways. Since becoming part of LifeROOTS, Abigail’s grandparents note how the program has given her a true “sense of belonging” – and has enabled her to have a better understanding of things and become more […]

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How We Help … and How We’ve Helped

Our employment program at LifeROOTS continues to provide important opportunities to individuals with disabilities and enable them to secure jobs throughout the community where they can. In fact, for more than 20 years, LifeROOTS has operated affirmative business opportunities that provide valuable services for area businesses while providing employment for people with disabilities – and […]

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