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      The Arc Of Florida Appoints Client Of The Arc Of Palm

      Beach County As New Self-Advocate Board Member

        The Arc of Palm Beach County is honored to announce                                                also represented The Arc at a Town of Palm Beach United
      the appointment of Jaclyn (Jackie) Applebaum as a new                                                Way event in 2019, and has spoken at numerous events
      self-advocate board member of The Arc of Florida’s Board                                             throughout 2022 on behalf of those with disabilities.
      of Directors.                                                                                        Additionally, she has volunteered at The Arc’s respite
        A Palm Beach County resident of nine years, Jackie                                                 camps, and has served as a mentor in The Arc’s AmeriCorps
      is a driven and active member of The Arc of Palm Beach                                               program to help Potentials School students meet daily
      County. She is a role model that is breaking barriers every                                          learning goals.
      day for individuals with intellectual and developmental                                                 “I’m very excited and honored to be a board member for
      disabilities. Jackie began working through The Arc’s mobile                                          The Arc of Florida,” said Jackie. “I look forward to coming
      crew with Otis Elevator in 2016 and presently continues to                                           up with new ideas and representing my fellow members of
      work with the Otis family as a part-time employee. She has                                           The Arc community.”
      shown the disability community how employment creates a                                              About The Arc Of Palm Beach County
      tremendous source of pride, achievement, and self-worth.                                               The Arc is changing the conversation around disabilities
        “Jackie is a natural leader committed to giving people                                             by defying definitions, inspiring possibilities, and improving
      with disabilities a voice,” said president and CEO of The     Jackie is a fierce advocate and has represented The Arc   the lives of the people we serve, their families, and
      Arc of Palm Beach County, Kimberly McCarten. “Her   at state conventions and with state legislators. In 2019,   our community. Since 1958, The Arc has envisioned a
      unlimited energy, creativity, and passion will help create   she was honored with the Unicorn Foundation Employee   community where every person feels welcome, connected,
      opportunities for each person to live up to their potential.”  of the Year award after being nominated twice. Jackie has   and accepted.
      Nurturing Creativity In Dyslexics

      By Jim Forgan, Ph.D.,                              talented at mathematics. Other kids might believe they are   talents. Some activities will be tried and shelved while
      School Psychologist                                science experts with a deep knowledge of space or fossils.   others might continue to develop and be refined throughout
        All children need to                             Your child’s natural talent might be athletics and being a   adolescence. It’s often our natural strengths that carry us
      believe they excel at some                         fast runner, best basketball free thrower, dancer, or figure   through in life and shape our career choices. Your child
      area in their life because                         skater. Does your child have an innate musical ability?   is smart in many ways so help other family members and
      this helps develop our self-                       Recognize and reinforce your child’s strength area.  teachers understand your child’s natural assets. Someone
      esteem and healthy self-                             If you need ideas consider reading,  The Dyslexia   has to recognize your child’s gifts and we hope it’s you.
      esteem advances success                            Empowerment Plan:  A Blueprint for Renewing Your     Call to discuss your child as we test children ages 5.5
      in life. Self-esteem is                            Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning. Author Ben Foss   through college for dyslexia, learning disabilities, ADHD,
      developed by combining                             describes his own struggles with dyslexia and provides you   depression, anxiety, and other processing disorders. Visit
      our internal beliefs with our                      with a new perspective that remediation of what is broken or call (561) 625-4125.
      external feedback. Thus, our                       in your child is not the ultimate goal. He explains, “There
      self-esteem is a combination of how we view ourselves and   are specific attitudes and habits that will have a huge impact
      how we believe others view us.                     on whether your child will be able to apply her strengths at
        We want your child with dyslexia to develop healthy   school and beyond.”
      self-esteem and feel good about him or herself. So, in what     Since children develop at different rates you can provide
      area does your child excel? Although it might be academic   your child with opportunities to sample various activities,
      related, it might not. Perhaps your child believes she is   athletics, arts, and hobbies to gauge their interest and

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