Participants & Families

2023 Indian Creek Holiday Gift Drive

In early December, we completed our 15th annual holiday gift drive. Every year since 2008, Indian Creek has worked with staff and a dedicated group of donors to make sure our residents and program members have lovely gifts to open on Christmas morning. Indian Creek Foundation serves individuals and families of varying sizes and socioeconomic […]

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The 2023 Holiday Friendship Dinner

Indian Creek Foundation celebrated our annual Holiday Friendship Dinner on Thursday, December 7th. After several years of virtual dinners, we were so excited to get back together in person at Franconia Mennonite Church in Telford! Every year, we are simply amazed to see all of the careful planning come together for a wonderful celebration of

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The Importance of Using Person First Language

The evolution of respectful language that places primary identification on a person rather than a particular description has developed through very intentional efforts in advocacy and public policy. Person first language applies to many circumstances, but it is especially vital in the context of disabilities. For most of recent history, expedient language was the most

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Indian Creek Foundation Feels Like Family: The Gallo Family’s Story

Many of the individuals who live within our Residential homes in the area have local family who visit regularly. What our Residential Program offers is a safe and comfortable living environment for people who need constant care, which can only be achieved with a full staff. Our homes are set up for Direct Support Professionals

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Our Family is Stronger with the Residential Program: The McDowell Family

The physical care needs of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) tend to grow as they get older. Not only does it require more strength to aid these individuals in their activities of daily living, but their conditions also become more complicated and severe with age. Some people with I/DD will require 24-hour care

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Indian Creek Foundation Rolls, Strolls & Runs into the Summer Season

The 32nd Annual Roll, Stroll & Run event was an awesome community celebration and fundraiser for our foundation! We’d like to thank all of our sponsors, participants, volunteers, and supporters for coming out for a fun morning and afternoon. The success of this event makes all of our hours of planning and organizing worth it.

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Residential Program Supports Whole Families: Lee’s Story

Family is integral to Indian Creek Foundation’s history as an organization. Our mission began when one family knew they needed to plan ahead for their son’s special needs. Nearly 50 years later, we are still serving this same mission to be a vital resource for families who need to plan for a loved one’s long-term

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Indian Creek is the Highlight of our Week: Jahdia’s Story

When parents first realize that their child is functioning differently than what is expected for their age, they can quickly become overwhelmed with worry. While this is natural, as every parent just wants their child to be healthy, these worries can quickly lead to frustration. The good news is that childhood development has grown as

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32nd Annual Roll, Stroll & Run Kicks Off the Summer at Indian Creek Foundation

Registration is officially open for the 2023 Roll, Stroll, & Run for Indian Creek Foundation, to be held on June 17th. Every year, our entire staff and ICF community looks forward to this fun day that is jam-packed with activities. The Roll, Stroll & Run is our largest fundraiser – both the highest attendance and

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Funding Model Advocacy for Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Most people understand Medicaid as the health insurance program for low-income individuals. What not everyone knows is that Medicaid also provides coverage for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). Medicaid does not only ensure healthcare services for people with I/DD. It also pays for the various services that support their ability to live and

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