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Newsletter – October 2023

12th Symposium Exceeds Expectations—and Makes Many Memorable Moments! Huge thanks to all—attendees, speakers and our generous sponsors—for being part of the 12th First Place Global Leadership Institute Symposium, in person and via webinar. Participation by and positive feedback from so many local and national pioneering leaders is a testament to the continued interest in fueling a new generation of housing,

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Newsletter – September 2023

All Aboard with the 2023 Symposium Join us for this year’s 12th First Place Global Leadership Institute Symposium October 18–20 (in person in Phoenix or via webinar) as we “get on board” in support of adults with autism and/or other neurodiversities through home, healthcare, employment, lifelong education and community options. Click here for a sampling of inspiring sessions and compelling

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Living the Dream Through the Art of Cleaning

By Denise D. Resnik, Founder & President/CEO I’ve never seen anyone express as much joy cleaning their home as Matt Resnik. While I doubt he actually enjoys the loud vacuuming or quiet dusting, he certainly values checking things off his list. From doing laundry and emptying the dishwasher or trash to cleaning all the counters and doorhandles, Matt meticulously advances

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Newsletter – August 2023

2023 Symposium Gathering Steam Reserve your seat for the 12th First Place Global Leadership Institute Symposium on October 18, 19 and 20! The 2023 event is on track to be one of the biggest and most energizing yet. You’ll hear from compelling speakers on such topics as inclusive community building and neurodiverse relationships. You’ll gain access to decades of research.

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How Far Will We Go to Plug In?

By Denise D. Resnik, Founder & President/CEO Recharging. It’s something we do daily and in a variety of ways. Consider the lengths to which we’ll go as we plug in our computers, phones or watches to avoid missing a message or a call. We’re also willing to go the extra mile to plug in cars or in search of caffeine

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Newsletter – July 2023

First Place–Phoenix Hits 5-Year Mark July marks First Place–Phoenix’s fifth anniversary since our front doors opened (as did our collective arms) to welcome adults with autism and other neurodiversities and their families to a whole new way of living. Not even in our wildest dreams could we have imagined how these five years would change so many lives—and what a

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