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Blog Get Outside!

It’s finally that time of year where the weather is starting to get warmer! Whether you love the heat or are already eager for the next round of frigid temperatures (we won’t judge!), it’s important to soak up the sun in a fun and safe...

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Blog Lifelong Access Celebrates: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month has been celebrated each year since 1987 with the purpose of raising awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. It is a...

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Blog Lifelong Access Celebrates: Black History Month

  Happy Black History Month!     This year’s theme for Black History Month is African Americans and the Arts! In celebration, let’s take a minute to admire these 5 pieces from influential Black artists throughout time:   Robert Seldon...

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Employee Spotlight Volunteer Spotlight: Meet John

Volunteer John is one of the smiling faces that greets you at the Jacobssen office. He’s been helping out as a front desk receptionist two days a week for a total of four years. Two prior to the Covid shutdown and another two since we’ve been...

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Blog Employee Spotlight: Meet Londa

Londa joined Lifelong Access nearly one year ago as a Human Resources Manager. She describes herself as determined, resourceful, and hopeful.   “I love working with such wonderful people, who do very important work to support the individuals we...

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Blog Set "SMART" New Year's Resolutions for 2024

  We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions, but most of us struggle to stick to them for the whole year. This year, when you’re making your list (and maybe even checking it twice), you can set “SMART” goals to create an effective plan for...

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Blog 8 Ways to Make Holiday Gatherings More Accessible for Guests with Autism

November has officially arrived, which means the holidays are just around the corner! While all of the glitz and glam may be a fun and exciting thing for many of us, it can be hard for those on the spectrum who may have some extra sensory...

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Blog Embrace Kindness on World Kindness Day and Beyond

  World Kindness Day was November 13th! Just because this international celebration is over, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep showing kindness any day of the year. It is completely up to you to decide when and how you will be kind.   What is...

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News Marcfirst Announces New Name

Normal, ILL – Marcfirst announced today that it has completed a major change in name, logo, and brand. As of September 28th, 2023, Marcfirst is doing business as Lifelong Access.    We have been part of the community for 68 years, however, the...

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Events A D’Vine Affair for Marcfirst

The 11th Annual D'Vine Affair will be held on Thursday, September 28th, 2023. Click here to see photos from last year and learn more.

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