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July-September 2012 Volume 6, No. 3

“The Right Services...To the Right People...At the Right Time!”

On the air

Ownership of AM station in Anaconda includes plans to train people with disabilities in radio

KANA Radio, the Mighty 580, has a new owner. AWARE Inc. took over KANA radio in early August after signing a donation agreement with Butte Broadcasting. “KANA has long been an important part of the Anaconda community,” said Larry Noonan, AWARE CEO. “We’re excited about the opportunity to return the station to local ownership. We’ll retain some of the same formatting, but we would like the station to become more of a local resource.” See KANA on page 8

KANA Radio operations manager Kalli Eighorn and engineer Ron Huckeby answer Montana Standard reporter George Plaven’s questions about the new station. Photo by Jim Tracy

‘Caregiver’ training emphasizes AWARE principles


By Chad Bushman

Chad Bushman

his fall AWARE employees will be introduced to a new training program designed to increase their knowledge, improve their performance and perfect their craft. The new program is titled Profes-


Note to staff and friends

— Page 2

The Arc promotes inclusion, advocacy — Page 5

sional Caregiver and consists of five different modules covering a spectrum of topics, to include AWARE’s 10 Principles of Unconditional Care, avoiding power struggles and recognizing abuse and neglect. AWARE developed this multi-phase training program for the same reason universities require students to take core courses—to foster a solid foundation and ensure a basic level of employee knowledge.

See Caregiver on page 14 Speech therapist joins ABA team — Page 7

Corporate Congress planning under way — Page 16

AWARE adopts fleet management — Page 23

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