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Fort Dodge, Employment Solutions

Chief Development Officer

COVID, teamwork

Gaining independence while connecting to wider world

One Vision and Exceptional Persons, Inc. have concluded that at this time it is not in the best interest of the organizations, their constituents, or the advancement of their missions to create a partnership.

One Vision announced today the development of a partnership with long-term collaborator Exceptional Persons, Inc., headquartered in Waterloo. The partnership comes as a direct result of dramatic changes in the service and funding environments, both at state and national levels. 

During the annual J. Brooks Walk a Block for the Children's Autism Center, families shared with local television station KIMT News 3 their experience with a autism.

Jeff Osmanson has joined One Vision’s executive leadership team as chief business development officer. Jeff started his role in February.

Representatives from the Rabiner Treatment Center (RTC) Board of Directors on March 11 presented One Vision with $17,000 in funding to support two different areas of the organization’s realm of services. 

While Christine Golden has many different and unique responsibilities at her job at Redeemer Preschool & Daycare in Ventura, her favorite day to go work is Friday.

The walk, planned April 13, 2019, will raise funds for the One Vision Children’s Autism Center, raise awareness for families affected by autism.

As construction on Glen Oaks Community in Clear Lake continues through the winter months, three townhomes comprising the Terraces at Glen Oaks are complete and ready for tours.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) issued One Vision a three-year accreditation following a three-day, on-site survey this past October, commending the organization for its dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the people it supports.  

As 2018 draws to a close, several One Vision services are commemorating growth through expansion into new Iowa communities. Among these are supported community living, employment, and autism services. 

The Children’s Autism Center in Clear Lake relocated to its new permanent home this month, located in the former Ralph Schroeder Group Home at 1020 Buddy Holly Pl. In Clear Lake. The move was effective Monday, Sept. 10. 

Brad Klug, former CEO of Rabiner Treatment Center in Fort Dodge and experienced human services professional, recently joined the One Vision executive leadership team as director of Region IV. Klug started in his new role in late August. 

As I look back at my first two years as One Vision’s spiritual resources coordinator, I am very thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to support people in their journeys toward connecting with a fulfilling, spiritual purpose. 

Jeff Nichols, who joined One Vision as its chief executive officer in 2014, has announced his resignation from the position. His last day with the organization is Sept. 30. 

Many apt combination of words exist to describe Joele Case, but a strong, social self-advocate may perhaps be the best choice.

For Steven Colby, discovering a new career at Diamond Jo Casino in Worth County, Iowa, has provided a new sense of meaning and value to his days.

With the vestiges of winter and spring behind us, I’m looking forward to all the positive efforts and momentum happening throughout our organization.

In a ceremony at its April 17 annual meeting, the ANCOR Foundation inducted former One Vision Chief Executive Officer John Severtson into its Legacy Leaders Circle.

A familiar face around Clear Lake celebrated his birthday among friends and received a gift that truly embodied his involvement in his community.