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“Bottom Line of Disabilities” Conference Featured in Deseret News

“Bottom Line of Disabilities” Conference Featured in Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — People are like dandelions: They can be seen as a benefit or a detriment, depending on the perspective of the viewer. Little children love dandelions, according to Thorkil Sonne, founder of Specialisterne, a nonprofit organization that seeks to expand job opportunities and provide training for people with autism spectrum disorders. Children […]

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Columbus’s “Bottom Line of Disabilities” Conference Featured in the Salt Lake Tribute

Columbus’s “Bottom Line of Disabilities” Conference Featured in the Salt Lake Tribute

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Christopher Charles, left, and Steven Sargetakis work on computers with SketchUp Make, a 3D modeling program. The University of Utah and Columbus Community Center are testing a pilot program that hopes to eventually connect people with autism with jobs. The pilot project is training 10 high school students […]

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The Bottom Line of Disabilities

The Bottom Line of Disabilities

Join Columbus and the GIC for “The Bottom Line of Disabilities: Investing in Social Change” A symposium on the economic, financial, and social complexities of employing individuals with disabilities Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 8:00 am — 1:30 pm Columbus Community Center 3495 South West Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 Event sponsored by: Event registration, program information, and speaker biographies are available […]

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Salt Lake City Police Department Hires 2 New Supported Employment Program with Columbus Community Center

Salt Lake City Police Department Hires 2 New Supported Employment Program with Columbus Community Center

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police Department is pleased to announce that it has worked in partnership with Columbus Community Center to place two individuals with disabilities in the department’s civilian ranks. “As a police chief, I’m always looking for ways to bring different people with varied life experiences on board, to better […]

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Smith’s Food & Drug program helps feed more hungry Utahns

Smith’s Food & Drug program helps feed more hungry Utahns

Smith’s Food & Drug Stores has launched a project that is expected to generate an additional 360,000 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank, while creating jobs for those with disabilities. The Utah grocer has partnered with Columbus Community Center, a local nonprofit that serves people with disabilities, to operate a centralized reclamation center […]

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