Entries by Lori Boll

October Newsletter is here!

We’ve got some great content in this month’s newsletter including news about our in-person conference this spring, highlights of great work in Uganda, a new chapter in Ecuador, and more.

September Newsletter

In this newsletter, we’ve featured some great work by our SENIA Youth chapter, highlighted another World changer, and announced some exciting developments by our local chapters. We also shared how this year’s conference will offer the chance to earn university credit, great group rates, and an opportunity to participate in our first job fair. Then, make sure you read to the end for an exciting announcement about our in-person conference in Bonn, Germany coming up in the spring.

A Community of Care: Message from SENIA’s Executive Director

A year ago today, my family and I made the difficult decision to leave our host country of Thailand to return to our home country. Our son, who is profoundly affected by autism and intellectual developmental delay (IDD) was not coping well with lockdown. It made sense to remove him from that stressful environment and into one where he felt most at peace. We thought it would “just be for the summer,” but it turned out that COVID had other plans and we were unable to get back. We are now in the US and call ourselves “COVID refugees.”