If you recently paid a visit to the Children’s Autism Center (CAC) in Clear Lake, a friendly new face was likely there to welcome you. This month, Josh Dempsey will mark six months of employment with the CAC.

‘Because of you’ is an incredibly apt and appropriate description of why One Vision continues to be successful despite the changes and challenges we face. And because of you, we face these challenges together.

Mahaffey, chief development officer for One Vision, recently was honored as 2017 Boss of the Year by the Mason City Chamber of Commerce.

Samantha Rodningen, a behavior technician at One Vision Children’s Autism Center in Clear Lake, is the recipient of the Stephen Tsai Award for Excellence in autism education from the Autism Society of Iowa.

The events will be held Oct. 10 in Fort Dodge and Oct. 17 in Ventura.

Employees, families, supporters, and friends of the One Vision community came together Sept. 16 and Sept. 17 for our 48th annual Benefit Walks in Clear Lake and Fort Dodge.

Join us before our 2017 Benefit Walk for our annual Appreciation Picnic, a way to say thank-you to our hardworking staff and valued families, friends, and community members.

People supported by One Vision are discovering meaningful employment thanks to new jobs created through the opening of Fieldhouse restaurant in Clear Lake — jobs that extend outside the restaurant itself.

One Vision has hired Mark Dodd to help lead the organization as chief operating officer. Dodd’s first day was Aug. 7.

Today we pause to take a moment to not only commemorate but celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Join us at our signature fundraiser on Sept. 16 and 17 to support One Vision (formerly Opportunity Village).

Golden Heart Award winners are nominated by both staff and peers for displaying courage, compassion and community connections.

Our newest retail venture will help reduce our organization’s reliance on Medicaid funding, provide job opportunities for supported individuals.

The award is given seven times per year to deserving employees in honor of longtime staff member, Tom Thornblade.

Registration is open for the event, which will be held June 10 at Shimkat Motors in Fort Dodge.

In a much-anticipated first step to launching a Children’s Autism Center in the Fort Dodge area, Opportunity Village has hired Kristin Baade to facilitate family support services in Webster County and surrounding areas.

The summit will be held at EB Stillman Auditorium at Clear Lake Middle School, located at 1601 3rd Ave. N.

As of 2014, 47 percent of Iowa's disabled population was employed in their communities.

Organization working to achieve goals of reducing reliance on Medicaid funding and helping supported individuals obtain community employment.

Eight staff at the Opportunity Village Children’s Autism Center are working to obtain certification as registered behavior technicians (RBT).

Three things have kept Donna Peterson at Opportunity Village for 40 years — God, family, and service.

Discounted monthly and annual membership rates are available for those who wish to use both the gym and pool.

The event will be held April 8 at Willowbrook Mall in Mason City.

Carol Segerstrom and Shelly Savoy are the recipients of the most recent Tom Thornblade awards, presented at an all-staff training held in January.