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At-Home Learning Activities for Children with Disabilities: How to Make Social Distancing More Social for Your Child

Most students are out of school because of the coronavirus, and many parents are staying home with them. Between working from home and homeschooling, it may feel like your attention is being pulled in a million different directions, which makes coming up with ways to keep your kids occupied that much harder. We’ve come up […]

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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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Through the years, these fabulous local small businesses have supported LifeROOTS. We’re asking that you now join us to support them.

They’ve stepped up to the plate to provide pies at our Pi(e) Day Events, and we have been so grateful for the longtime support of so many food service businesses throughout the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area in the past.  Now it’s our turn to support them, as so many local restaurants face increasingly difficult times.  Please […]

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What LifeROOTS is doing to address the coronavirus

Hello Everyone, I wanted to take a moment to review with you LifeROOTS protocols during this current Pandemic. Please print this out for parent or caregivers who ask how we are addressing issues. First thing-We are in the right business.  We are already very aware of how germs spread and are an industry who systematically […]

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How to Choose a Nonprofit Organization to Support

Donating to a nonprofit organization strengthens the connection between you and your community. Giving to causes you care about not only benefits the nonprofits themselves but can be deeply rewarding for you, too. At LifeROOTS, you can see the difference a donation makes in the lives of the children and adults we work with every […]

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The Pies to Fly Early this Year at 6th Annual LifeROOTS Pi(E) Day Event Fundraiser

LifeROOTS, the central New Mexico not-for-profit organization providing programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, is about to make National Pi Day, and their annual Pi(e) Day Event, sweeter than ever.  For the past five years, the not-for-profit organization has been bringing the community together for a fun and festive celebration of National […]

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Why it’s Important to Give Local

Donating means making some tough choices about where to spend your time and money. We all want to make a positive difference in the world, but also want to ensure that our efforts are not in vain. By giving to a local nonprofit like LifeROOTS, you can see the difference your donation makes in the […]

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All About Medicare

Medicare is government health insurance for certain disabled individuals as well as age 65+. To sum up Medicare, there is Hospitalization and Medical coverage, but not Prescription Drug coverage. The government pays the hospitals and providers and medical facilities. But there are also costs for Medicare folks. These costs are premiums, deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. […]

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Why Employers Should Never Be Afraid of Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

Even the kindest, most considerate employers may struggle with the idea of hiring individuals with disabilities.  This is not borne of animus or discriminatory intent, but rather a lack of information.  Many employers simply do not know how to properly manage an individual with a disability, so they worry that their inexperience may result in […]

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