LifeROOTS in the news
New Mexico Business WeeklyNovember 8, 2011
New Mexico Business Weekly by Megan Kamerick, NMBW Senior Reporter Date: Friday, October 14, 2011, 4:00am MDT The job picture continues to look bleak for many Americans. But for those with disabilities, it's even worse. The unemployment rate for New Mexicans with any disability was 19.1 percent in 2009, according to the 2009 American Community Survey. A new program by an Albuquerque nonprofit is aimed at those who need some of the most basic skills to enter the work force, such as making correct change and interacting with others......
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Rio Rancho ObserverNovember 8, 2011
Mayor Tom Swisstack, middle, helps cut the ribbon at the official grand opening Thursday of LifeROOTS in Rio Rancho. LifeROOTS recently changed its name from RCI to more effectively reflect its mission -- helping disabled people from the beginning of their lives. .....
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Albuquerque JournalOctober 21, 2011
With October marking the annual celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, our nation’s attention has once again turned toward the important role that people with disabilities can, and should, have in today’s workplace.
The heightened awareness that this designated month brings is an important start in educating the public about the value of hiring people with disabilities; however, the issue of disability employment is something that is not only to be recognized each year in October, but to be recognized by companies and organizations year-round – with more of our local businesses truly recognizing how hiring people with disabilities not only can enhance the lives of people with disabilities, but also can enhance the bottom line of their business. .....
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Good Day New MexicoOctober 13, 2011
Kathleen Cates of LifeROOTS explains how her program offers services for kids and adults with special needs. .....
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Rio Rancho ObserverAugust 18, 2011
Ten years ago, Kathleen Cates looked everywhere for ways to help her newborn daughter, Emma, who came into this world with a paralyzed arm.
She didn't like the answers she got from doctors and others in the health-care profession. But Cates finally found appropriate care for little Emma at RCI.
Emma now attends a public school in Rio Rancho and can fend for herself just fine, says her mom. "RCI was literally the savior for my daughter," said Cates. "They did a full evaluation of her. They really gave me. .....
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Citadel RadioAugust 5, 2011
Listen to the interview of LifeROOTS CEO, Kathleen Cates hosted by Art Ortega on Citadel Radio "Sunday Edition" Public Affairs Talk. Kathleen discusses LifeROOTS and the services it provides to children and adults with disabilities......
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Albuquerque JournalJuly 20, 2011
LifeROOTS is honored to have been featured in The Sunday Journal highlighting our LifeWORKS Business and Contract Services division and former client and Kirtland Air Force Base Switchboard Operations Supervisor Gloria Silva. Written by Richard Metcalf and published by the Albuquerque Journal....
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FCM CommunicatorJuly 5, 2011
Every parent desires only the best for their child. Parents learn early on that they are their child’s best protector. New and experienced parents will investigate and research the best resources for their children. If it is a school, pediatrician or the most nutritious breakfast food, parents have learned to advocate for what is best for their child. Today there is so much information regarding the developmental stages and milestones of children. How can a parent assess what is relevant or not? Parents have learned to listen to their instincts and ask.....
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KASA's New Mexico StyleJuly 1, 2011
KASA - LifeROOTS Interim CEO Kathleen Cates, joins Nikki to talk about the programs and services they offer for children and adults with developmental, physical, and behavioral disabilities. Free evaluations are offered and for more info, go to: LifeROOTSnm.org.
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