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2013 Ripple of Hope Winner: Barbara Driscoll
2013 Ripple of Hope Winner: Barbara Driscoll

Learn more about Barbara Driscoll, who expands the circle of support in the lives of the young men she serves as a direct support professional at a small REM Iowa group home.

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2013 Ripple of Hope Presentation to NJ Department of Human Services
2013 Ripple of Hope Presentation to NJ Department of Human Services

Since Governor Chris Christie was sworn in on January 19, 2010, New Jersey has made significant advances expanding access to community-based supports and services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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2013 Ripple of Hope Winners: Melvin and Jessica Dennis
2013 Ripple of Hope Winners: Melvin and Jessica Dennis

Meet Melvin and Jessica Dennis, foster parents of more than 20 years who are called upon by Pennsylvania MENTOR staff to help teenagers with significant mental health challenges or those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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2013 Ripple of Hope Winner: Diane Pisculli
2013 Ripple of Hope Winner: Diane Pisculli

Meet Hear Diane Pisculli, a house manager of two REM New Jersey group homes who is known as the fixer thanks to a human service toolbox filled with more than two decades of direct support experience.

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2013 Ripple of Hope Winner: Robert Alves
2013 Ripple of Hope Winner: Robert Alves

Meet Bob Alves, a Residential Team Lead at NeuroRestorative in Rayham, Massachusetts, where he has the trust and respect of staff and program participants for his ability to connect with the individuals served and prepare them for the journey home.

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