All about Apps

Over the past few years we have stumbled upon some great apps used during assessments, AT trials, and Free App Friday alerts. While there are millions of apps available for iOS and Android devices, some have been more popular within our agency than others.That being said, here is a few of the most utilized apps throughout our agency and some of my personal favorites, which all are available to try on the Kalix iTunes account. Sensory/Self-Regulation: These apps are a great resource for redirecting, calming, and stimulation. Gravitarium 2 $2.99– Create your own abstract line art by multi-touch gestures that change the way the particles dance,...
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May 2015 Employee Awards

Congrats to Paula Seabolt (Minot MSLA) for being selected as the May Employee of the Month.  Paula continually provides leadership at MSLA 330 that has been recognized and appreciated by many, especially less-experienced staff who need that extra guidance and direction.  Thank you, Paula, for displaying Kalix values: Dependability, Adaptability, Professionalism and Teamwork! Congratulations to the other nominees:  Sean Bauer (ICF 1007), Katie Gourneau (Rolla DSP), Brandi Azure (MSLA Turtle Creek), Tiffany Gulbranson (Minot DSP), Bryan Steier (ICF 1005), Dawnice Williams (TCLF 1109)

April 2015 Employee Awards

Congrats to Monique Nadeau (Minot MSLA) for being selected as the April Employee of the Month. Monique recently implemented the MyPlate meal planning system with a group of people at MSLA.  In addition to preparing meals, she has involved people with meal preparation and incorporated conversations about nutrition and healthy eating, resulting in small but dramatic changes in people’s food choices. Kalix recognizes Monique for displaying the values: Dependability, Adaptability, Professionalism and Teamwork!   Congratulations to the other nominees: Jackie Trottier (Belcourt DSP), Kelly Cottrell (Minot DSP), Pete Burkhardsmeier (Minot DSP), Stephanie Marquez (Minot Job Coach), Bria Hughes (Minot MSLA),...
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March 2015 Employee Awards

Congrats to Ericka Wilcox (DSP) for being selected as the March Employee of the Month.  Ericka was nominated for devoting her work time and efforts towards not just implementing positive behavior supports, but figuring out how to help a person learn appropriate coping skills and adaptive behavior.  Ericka was also nominated for her response to a medical emergency – recognizing that a person needed assistance and implementing her training to provide the assistance. Ericka is recognized as the March Employee of the Month for living out the Kalix aDAPT values every day! Congratulations to the other nominees: Desirae Armstrong (DSP),...
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Earth Day 2015 Recycling Efforts Recap

Once again, the Kalix Recycling Center in Minot had a successful Earth Day. Kalix was featured by local news reports which can be viewed below. If you would like more information about the Kalix Recycling Center please visit the Recycling section. Earth Day at Minot Recycling Center – KMOT  Recycling Center Busy on Earth Day – KX NEWS

Come celebrate Earth Day with us at the Kalix Recycling Center!

By clipping our coupon, you could earn double tokens for recyclables (excluding aluminum) during the month of April that can be used like cash at Marketplace or donated to a local school of your choice. Save your aluminum for Earth Day, April 22nd, when you will receive a premium token price!  You’ll also still get the double tokens, with no coupon required.  And if you are one of the first 100 people that bring in an empty plastic bottle, you’ll receive a free giveaway, all thanks to our sponsors!

YWCA Honors Kalix March 2015

Kalix was honored at the 2015 YWCA “Women of Distinction” banquet in the “Organizational” category for empowering women. Kalix employs 348 staff, of which 73% are women. Two-thirds of the upper management positions at Kalix are currently filled by women (including the CEO), and 70% of all management, professional, leadership, and supervisory positions are women. Kalix employs people with a variety of training and specialties, including degrees in Special Education, Social Work, and other behavioral sciences, plus degrees in Nursing, Accounting and Computer Science. In addition, Kalix offers a comprehensive training program in developing and implementing plans to support people...
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February 2015 Employee Awards

Congrats to Carla Soto (TCLF 1109), for being selected as February Employee of the Month. During a recent emergency, Carla remained calm, followed training protocol, and did everything exactly correct.  The nomination notes that Carla has Kalix values as shown during that event:  DEPENDABILITY by following procedures, ADAPTABILITY by performing in a new situation, TEAMWORK by working with other staff present during the situation, and PROFESSIONALISM by representing Kalix well with emergency personnel.  Thank you, Carla, for all you do! Congratulations to the other nominees: Tracey Wallstrum (DSP), Justine Brown (ISLA), Jesika Sullivan (DSP), Carol Delorme (MSLA ), Rebecca Hoffman...
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Liftware- Eat with Independence

Eating meals with standard eating utensils is a task many people don’t think twice about, but for those with Parkinson disease and Essential Tremor, meal time can become a frustrating and time consuming process. Many of the people we support use silverware with various adaptations like a weighted spoon, curved fork, or a knife with a built-up handle for better grip. These adaptations are great and have helped many eat with more independence, but for some people with intensive tremors may still have difficulties when transporting food from the plate to their mouth without spilling. Liftware is a stabilizing eating utensil made specifically for people...
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January 2015 Employee Awards

Congrats to Ben Chapin (DSP), a 10 year veteran, for being selected as Employee of the Month for January.  Ben received two different nominations during the month that recognized him for his dependability within the DSP program and for his adaptability and teamwork in taking on challenges that are presented to him without hesitation.  Both nominations mention Ben’s investment in quality programming and proactively seeking positive ways to interact in even the most challenging situations.  Thank you, Ben, for displaying the Kalix values:  DEPENDABILITY, ADAPTABILITY, PROFESSIONALISM AND TEAMWORK! Congratulations to the other nominees: Robin Delorme (Belcourt/Rolla), Paula Seabolt (MSLA), RaeLynn...
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