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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fall 2009



     TRIUMPH
                                                                                                                       Inside this issue:
                                                                                                                                                triumph oF special people, iNc.
   OF SPECIAL
  PEOPLE, INC.
                                                                                                                       Holiday Card         1   Fall 2009 Newsletter
   650 Poydras Street                                                                                                  Contest
           Suite 2708
New Orleans, Louisiana                                                                                                 Triumph              2
                70130                                                                                                  Deficiency-free

   Phone: 504-568-0026                                                                                                 Ashley Wall          2
                                                                                                                                                 FIRST ANNUAL TRIUMPH HOLIDAY CARD CONTEST:
     Fax: 504-274-4770                                                                                                 New Designations                 PATRICK SCHERER NAMED WINNER
A non-profit corporation                                                                                               Welcome              2
              Ben Bagert                                                                                                                        For the first time, Tri-
               President
                                                                                                                       Sarah Lazaro             umph of Special Peo-
                                                                                                                       Holiday Card         3   ple held a holiday
            Ashley Wall                                                                                                                         greeting card contest.
     Executive Director/                                                                                               Order Form
              Facilitator                                                                                                                       The     theme       was
                                                                                                                       Donations to         4   “Frosty the Snowman”
         Kelley Williams                                                                                               Triumph                  and contest entry was
  Chief Financial Officer                                                                                                                       extended to all of
                                                                                                                                                those in the surround-
                                                                                                                                                ing community. We
                                                                                                                         Triumph of             had many wonderfully
                                                                                                                                                creative submissions,                            Patrick Scherer
                               DONATE TO TRIUMPH OF SPECIAL PEOPLE, INC                                                 Special People,                                                 2009 Holiday Card Design Winner
                                                                                                                                                and the decision was a
                            Triumph of Special People, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies heav-
                                                                                                                         Inc. has job           tough one for our
                            ily on donations.                                                                             openings.             panel of judges. Thank
                                                                                                                                                you to all that en-         Patrick’s entry will be     personal needs made
                            Before Triumph was formed nine years ago, there were few opportunities for the                                                                                              by developmentally
                            developmentally disabled to enjoy outings, socializing with friends, and living safely
                                                                                                                                                tered, and please           available for sale as the
                                                                                                                            Personal Care       know that your entry        official Triumph of         disabled adults in our
                            and independently outside the walls of an institution.                                           Attendants—                                                                community.
  We are on the web
                                                                                                                                                will decorate the walls     Special People, Inc.
                            Through kind donations like yours, Triumph is changing that. Your donation enables                  all shifts.     of the Triumph office
  www.triumphla.org                                                                                                                                                         holiday card of the
                            Triumph to sponsor such outings, field trips, social events and to provide highly                                   throughout the holiday                                  Thank you, Patrick, for
                            skilled and well-paid attendants to assist and train developmentally disabled people
                                                                                                                             For additional                                 season (please see our
                                                                                                                              information,      season.                     order form within this      your winning entry and
                            to live in their own homes rather than institutions.                                                                                                                        thank you, newsletter
                                                                                                                            please visit our                                newsletter to purchase
                            If you would like to help Triumph help individuals with disabilities by making your tax                             Now, we are pleased         your cards today!). All     recipients, for assisting
                                                                                                                                 website                                                                Triumph of Special
                            deductible donation please mail a check to:                                                                         to announce this            proceeds will go to
                                                                                                                                    at                                                                  People, Inc. in this very
                                                        Triumph of Special People, Inc.                                                         year’s first annual holi-   sponsoring of activi-
                                                                                                                          www.triumphla.org     day greeting card con-                                  “merry” fundraising
                                                        650 Poydras Street, Suite 2708                                                                                      ties, maintenance of
                                                                                                                                 or call        test winner is              our residential proper-     endeavor.
                                                        New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
                                                                                                                              Ashley Wall       Patrick Scherer.            ties, and requests of
                                                                                                                          at (504) 568-0026.
                            If you have any questions regarding donating to Triumph of Special People, please
                            contact Sarah Lazaro at (504) 568-0026 or by email at slazaro@triumphla.org
                                                                                                                                                             Triumph of Special People, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                            2009 Holiday Card Order Form
  Page 2                                                                            Fall 2009 Newsletter            For the first time, Triumph of Special People is offering a holi-
                                                                                                                    day card! A contest was held featuring the theme “Frosty the
    TRIUMPH IS DEFICIENCY-FREE                                   ASHLEY WALL EARNS TWO                              Snowman.” Our winning entry was created by Patrick Scherer
                                                                   STATE DESIGNATIONS                               and is pictured to the right. These cards are now on sale for
                                                                                                                    the upcoming holiday season. The deadline to order cards is
                                                                                                                    December 4, 2009! You can also visit our website to print
In June 2009, a random,            found to be deficiency-         Ashley Wall has been state-approved to           out order forms at www.triumphla.org.
unannounced audit was              free,” said the State DHH       serve as the Direct Service Worker Train-
conducted by the Depart-           Examiner. The state ex-         ing Coordinator for Triumph of Special
ment of Health and Hospi-          aminer further requested        People, Inc. This designation allows our
                                                                                                                            Yes, I would like to order holiday cards and have them
tals, Health Standards Sec-        that we serve as a referral     agency to complete the mandated 16-hour                  shipped to:
tion. The purpose of this          resource for other pro-         direct service worker training on-site at
audit was to determine if          vider agencies of our kind.     our office for free, whereas we once had         Name: _____________________________________
Triumph of Special People,         She said that other pro-        to contract with a training facility outside
Inc. is compliant with the         vider agencies could call       of our agency for this costly training.          Address: ___________________________________
standards set forth by the         upon us when they re-
state licensing and federal        ceive deficiencies so that      Also, we would like to recognize Ashley          City, State, Zip: ______________________________
regulatory bodies.     Our         we could impart valuable        Wall for earning a licensed professional
                                                                                                                    Phone #: ___________________________________
agency was found to be in          feedback on how to build        counselor (LPC) designation through the                                                                                      INSIDE: “May your holidays be merry and the new
compliance with all applica-       in strategies and systems       Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor        Email Address: ______________________________                                         year bring you many smiles!”
ble requirements and re-           to make a compliant pro-        Board of Examiners. Although this desig-
ceived the designation of          vider agency work in the        nation is not a requirement of her posi-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Shipping & Handling Rates:
“deficiency-free.”                 day-to-day routine of an        tion as facilitator and executive director of            Yes, I would like a personalized message or greeting
“Triumph is the first pro-         agency.                         Triumph of Special People, Inc., we are                  added to my card for $1.99. Please have it read:
vider agency that I have                                           proud of her accomplishment. It should                                                                                               1-10 Packs                           $5.00
                                                                   be stated that Ashley will not be taking on      _____________________________________________                                       11-20 Packs                          $7.00
                                                                   consumers as counseling clients, but we                                                                                              21+ Packs                            $10.00
                                                                   are certain she can use her expertise in         _____________________________________________
                                                                   the field of counseling to serve our con-
                                                                   sumers by helping them navigate through          _____________________________________________                           **The card is 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”
To some, it is a TRIUMPH. . .                                                                                                                                                               **To avoid shipping charges, cards will also be available for pick-up
                                                                   the counseling and psychological re-
                                                                                                                     (Please be specific and use a separate piece of paper if necessary).   at our office.
  to live on your own;                                             sources offered in the community.
   to maintain an exercise routine;                                                                                 Just add up your total price and return this form with a check made payable to:
                                                                                                                    Triumph of Special People, Inc.
      to socialize with friends;                                  TRIUMPH WELCOMES                                  650 Poydras Street, Suite 2708
                                                                                                                    New Orleans, LA 70130
       to learn new daily-living skills;                            SARAH LAZARO                                    (504) 568-0026
        to try new recreational activities;                                                                                                           Number of boxes                            Price                                       Total
                                                    Triumph is pleased to for-       Sarah is a 2007 graduate
          to have a job. . .
                                                    mally recognize the newest       from Louisiana State Uni-      Holiday Cards :                 ______________                          X           $12.00                     = _______________
                                                    member of our administra-        versity’s E.J. Ourso College            10 cards per box with 10 white envelopes.
…our mission is to assist developmentally           tive staff. This long overdue    of Business
                                                    welcome goes out to Sarah        Administra-                    Personalized Message:                                                               $1.99                      = _______________
disabled people in achieving such                                                                                            One flat $1.99 rate for entire order.
TRIUMPHS each day of their lives.                   Lazaro who began with us         tion where
                                                    in January and is serving as     she earned a                   Shipping & Handling:               ______________                                   See Shipping               = _______________
                                                    Payroll Manager and Assis-       B.S. in Busi-                           Please indicate if you will be picking your                                & Handling Rates
                                                    tant Executive Director/         ness     Man-                           cards up at our office.
                                                    Facilitator.                     agement.
                                                                                                                    Yes, I would like to donate an additional, tax-deductible amount to Triumph:                                   = _______________


                                                                                                                                                                                                        Total:                     = _______________

				
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