February eNews - 2015 - National Ability Center

February eNews – 2015

I AM NATIONAL ABILITY CENTER
The Millers, Project Sanctuary

 

“Facing these obstacles and conquering them truly empowered my children and laid a foundation for positive thinking, showing them that anything is possible if you try.”
–Chris Miller

The Miller family (Chris, Emily, Grace, Gabriela and Jackson) greatly benefitted from their Project Sanctuary retreat at the National Ability Center, crossing boundaries they never knew existed. The kids were pushed to do things they didn’t know they could do, nor would ever have the chance to do in their small town of Farmington, Missouri.

The retreat also provided a platform for Chris to use as a safety net, finally sitting down with his family and explaining to them his disabilities: why he doesn’t work, why he can’t work, why he may act the way he does, and why he is always at the doctor .  . . (continued)

 

 

FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH:
Lukas and Ayla

The job of a National Ability Center therapy horse doesn’t end when they retire from the equestrian program. Six years ago, a family approached Equestrian Resource Manager, Jan Drake, hoping she could point them toward finding a horse for their grandson who has autism.

 

“They were having a really hard time finding the right horse . . . That’s when I got the idea to retire our horses a little early in order to place them with a family that needs their special talents,” Jan explained. . . (continued)

 

I am Support
DID YOU KNOW?
Project Sanctuary

The National Ability Center is honored to expand our support to military families by partnering with Project Sanctuary. We recently caught up with CEO and Founder, Heather Ehle, to find out more.

Describe the partnership between Project Sanctuary and the National Ability Center:
 
Project Sanctuary is going on our second year partnering with NAC and we have many more retreats planned.  We are looking forward to this being a long-standing friendship and partnership . . .(continued)
OPPORTUNITY DRAWING:
Machu Picchu, Peru
Enter for a chance to win an incredible seven-day trip for two to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, Peru in our Red, White & Snow 2015 opportunity drawing.


Tickets available for a suggested donation of $100.


 

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RED, WHITE & SNOW
Uncorked
March 5, 6PM, Stein Eriksen Lodge
Wine on the Mountain
March 6, 12:30PM, St. Regis Deer Valley
Vintner Dinners
March 6, 6:30PM, homes around Park City
After Party
March 7, 10-12:30PM, Montage Deer Valley

 

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Ability Snow Challenge

HALTI ABILITY SNOW CHALLENGE
MARCH 28

A fun-filled day of ski and snowboard competition benefiting the National Ability Center at Park City Mountain Resort with local skiing legends. Form a five-person team or sign up as an individual.

 Register Today

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THANK YOU, DEL TACO

An epic burrito-sized “thank you” to locally-owned UtahDel Taco restaurants and patrons for supporting the National Ability Center! This November and December, Del Taco generously raised $31,817 in support of our mission. We are so grateful.

 

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BRANDED APPAREL IS HERE!
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GET INVOLVED

Volunteer Training (RSVP required):

 

Equestrian assistant: Saturday, Feb. 21, 2-5PM
Ski and snowboard mountain guide: Saturday, Feb. 21, 10AM-2PM
Ski and snowboard assistant: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 5:30-8:30PM

Ski and snowboard assistant: Saturday, March 14, 10AM-2PM

Love helping at events?  We’re looking for help during Red, White & Snow, March 5-7.

 

 

All trainings require an RSVP. Please

 

 

JOIN OUR TEAM
Find A Job

Ready to have the most rewarding summer of your life?
Consider a job at the National Ability Center. Year round, full-time, part-time and summer jobs are posted.

 

Explore internships

Apply now for a COACH internship!
COACH is tailored to fit the needs of young adults 16-22 with disabilities who want to hone vocational, social and independent living skills.

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