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Helping Children in Need

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week we are highlighting our employees that are making a difference in the world. Brandi Osborne, Program Administrator for Morning Sun Financial Services of Tennessee, is a passionate volunteer for her church, Long Hollow Baptist Church, a staple in the rural community where she lives outside of Nashville. Brandi […]

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Sesame Street Welcomes Julia to the Neighborhood!

Sesame Street, the beloved children’s show for over 50 years, is introducing its first character with a developmental disability.  The character’s name is Julia who has autism.  The show aims to portray the day to day reality of having autism and how friends and family can better understand autistic children. Julia has been a part of […]

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Cody Rautanen, a Project SEARCH intern in Cherry Hill, N.J., inputs warranty and repair information into a computer as part of his duties. A new study suggests that when tailored to address the unique needs of people with autism, Project SEARCH can dramatically increase the odds that individuals on the spectrum will find and maintain employment. (Ed Hille/Philadephia Inquirer/TNS)

9 In 10 With Autism Land Jobs After Training Thanks To An Effective School-To Work Program; Project SEARCH

A new study suggests that when tailored to address the unique needs of people with autism, Project SEARCH can dramatically increase the odds that individuals on the spectrum will find and maintain employment.  Project SEARCH  is a one year high school transition program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a […]

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Disability Matters Day – February 28, 2017

With the start of the new legislative session begins the efforts to inform our elected officials what we hope for in the upcoming year.  On 2/28/17, Disability Matters Day is being held in the rotunda at the state capitol. Our organization will be participating in this event and we hope you will too. Here is […]

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Electronic Signature Feature Will Save You Hours of Time

We have some exciting news here at Orion ISO. All our forms are available online and can be signed electronically, saving you literally hours of paperwork completion time! Whether you are new to self-directed services or changing over from another provider, it is now incredibly simple for you to begin services with us. Long gone […]

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Making a Difference in Tennessee

Staff and volunteers from Morning Sun Financial Services and its related non-profit, Headwaters Relief Organization, recently spent several days assisting with the cleanup efforts from the wildfires that devastated east Tennessee in December. Morning Sun serves as the statewide financial management service and supports brokerage agency for individuals who self-direct their services on the Self-Determination […]

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Orion ISO… Serving People Throughout Minnesota

Orion ISO’s related company, Meridian Services, was founded in 1980, in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Meridian focused on providing services in greater Minnesota where access to quality services were not as readily available as in the Twin Cities area. In 1993, Meridian expanded to the Twin Cities, but the heart of the company remains where it […]

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How to KEEP your Resolution of Volunteering in the New Year

New Year’s resolutions are a beautiful thing. In America, almost half (45%) of us set them each year with lofty dreams of changing and bettering ourselves. Unfortunately those great intentions are short lived as only 8% of us actually stick with them.   Resolving to do something positive may be an easier resolution to stick […]

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Stress Less as a Caregiver this Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a time of joy, wonderment and beauty, but let’s be honest. It can also be extremely stressful. From the additional social obligations to the financial burdens of gift buying to upholding all the annual traditions of the season, it’s a lot. Add in the additional responsibilities of being a caregiver […]

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Little girl shoveling snow on home drive way. Beautiful house decorated for Christmas. Child with shovel playing outdoors in Xmas season. Family removing snow during blizzard. Kids play outside.

25 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for the Holiday Season

While the holidays can be joyous and happy for many, for others they can be really difficult. Giving back during this time of the year can be especially rewarding and really make someone’s day a little brighter. Who knows, you may start a chain reaction, inspiring others to spread kindness around as well! Here are […]

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