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March/April 2010 Volume 4, Number 2


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

After a week of observing and note-taking, CARF surveyors summarized their week at AWARE with the management team at an exit session. Clockwise, starting at left, are surveyors Bob Stearns, Juliann Matthews, Kayleen Logan, Douglas Barshter and Doris Lucas, and AWARE staff, Jaci Noonan, Geri Wyant, Jeff Folsom, Pandi Highland, Larry Noonan, Leighanne Fogerty, Mike Schulte and Jack Haffey (Board Chairman). Mike Kelly, on the television screen, participated from his office in Kalispell. AWARE received a three-year accreditation from the international agency. Photo by Jim Tracy

AWARE receives three-year CARF accreditation


By Jim Tracy

ARF International has accredited AWARE Inc. for three years for its community services, case management, community housing and intensive family-based services. AWARE received four exemplary citations, including two for services for children with autism spectrum disorders.


Note to staff and friends

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Case management — ‘Keep the Person First’ — Page 8

The latest announcement continues an affiliation with CARF going back to 1991 when AWARE received a one-year accreditation. This year marks the sixth straight three-year accreditation CARF has given AWARE and represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization. See Accreditation on Page 4 Apostrophe fashion shoot pictorial — Pages 14-15

ShrinkWrap with Dr. Lourie — Page 16

Legislation would strengthen due process protections — Page 22

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