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  The Many Caring People Newsletter


In This Issue:
Message from the Executive Director
Braddock News-Grant Recipient
Sunset-Horse Therapy
2013 Top 125-MCPRS Ranked 105
Training Department
CPR AnyTime
The Life Long Learning Program - Horticulture
The Bagpipe at the Life Long Learning Programming
Human Resources- New Registered DSPs
N.W. 2nd Street-Deficiency Free Survey
Group Home 144th
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Volume VII- July 2013

Message from the Executive Director, Marta E. Morin, M.Ed.

Dear Residents, Families/Guardians, Staff, Friends and Supporters of MCP,


Please accept my thanks for your ongoing support for Miami Cerebral Palsy. Your commitment, along with that of others in our community, is an enormous source of encouragement for my colleagues. and myself. 


With summer here and 4th of July around the corner, MCP is busy with all sorts of projects, activities and initiatives.The people we serve are experiencing a restored and vibrant, active treatment program and curriculum, as you will read throughout this newsletter. The stories and triumphs help to inform, inspire, and remind us of what we are all capable of achieving.

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 Braddock News - Grant Recipient


In an age when high school students can devote their free time and extracurricular efforts across a variety of diverse activities, students of the Students Helping Achieve Philanthropic Excellence (S.H.A.P.E.) club at Ronald Regan High School in Doral have devoted themselves in order to give back to their local community.  Read More



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 Sunset - Horse Therapy  fabi horse 


Whispering Manes is a therapeutic riding facility providing Equine Assisted Activities to individuals living with special needs. Sunset is very proud to facilitate participation of a group of 14 individuals. While all the individuals engage in grooming activities that promote range of motion and other therapeutic activities, four actually mount the horse and ride. Read More


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Top 125 logo 2013Top 125 -MCPRS Ranked 105
As noted in our last newsletter, MCPRS was informed by Training Magazine that MCPRS once again ranks among the global elite. On February 18th, 2013Training Magazine held an official countdown at their Annual Training Conference and MCPRS ranked 105. This year, MCPRS was recognized for implementing the electronic Medical Administration Record (eMAR) with the use of IPADS. For more information refer to the Training Department article section.


Training Department

Once again MCPRS ranks among the Top 125 training companies in the United States.   This year we ranked 105.   This ranking is based on myriad benchmarking statistics such as total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement, and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs. Companies that wish to be considered for Top 125 ranking complete a detailed application, which is scored both quantitatively and qualitatively.     Our committed team continues to strive to excel in our development efforts.   Hats off to the MCPRS team! Read More  



CPR Luis
Luis Learning CPR

 Resident Government members approve "CPR AnyTime" curriculum


The Residential Government Committee (RGC) held its first viewing of the CPR curriculum with the members and Facility Representative at its April 27, 2013 quarterly meeting. Read More



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 The Life Long Learning and Horticulture            


Raquel enjoying plant

This spring we reintroduced our horticulture class which will be held throughout the summer season. Groups of students from classroom 1 through the senior citizens class are participating in this activity. Read More and See Pictures 


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The Bagpipe at Life Long Learning Program              


The bagpipe is the national instrument of Scotland and is best represented in the music of the Scottish Highlands. On March 14, the yearly tradition of turning the Life Long Learning Program into an Irish celebration of Saint Patrick's Day took place. Read More and See Pictures



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Human Resources



It is with great pleasure that Miami Cerebral Palsy congratulates our 17 newly Registered Direct Support Professionals who have taken the initiative in becoming part of a common culture and making that commitment to reach new heights in their profession. Becoming a Registered Direct Support Professional affords you the ability to build a foundation for positive relationships within our community. We look forward to celebrating and recognizing you during National Direct Support Professionals Week in September. Thank you for continuing to provide quality care to the individuals we serve. Read More





N.W. 2nd Street - Deficiency Free Survey!


On March 18th, 2013 our N.W. 2nd Street facility had their annual recertification inspection (survey) conducted by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). It is with great pleasure that we share with you, the reader, that N.W. 2nd Street received a deficiency free survey!  Congratulations to N.W. 2nd Street for a job well done!


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Group Home 144thChris 


Secondary to further cuts in funding for individuals served through the Medicaid Waiver program, MCPRS made a difficult decision to close the 144th ct. group home as of 6/11/13. Of the 5 individuals residing at the 144th ct. group home, 3 of them transferred into existing vacancies within our ICF/DD facilities and 2 individuals chose to live in a Medicaid Waiver group home operated by another provider. The transition for all of the individuals into their new residences went extremely well. All of the 144th ct. personnel who desired continued employment with MCPRS were also able to transfer into identical existing staff vacancies within the ICF/DD facilities.


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