2020 - STAR Center

She got the job!

Every afternoon, Natalie Cole enjoys greeting children and their families at the West Tennessee Healthcare –Therapy & Learning Center reception desk.Natalie loves meeting people and learning new skills. She counts it a blessing that she was able to return to the workforce and find a part-time job that fits around her dialysis schedule. In 2019, […]

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To Work Hard or To Compete?

Happy Monday! You know, just this past week I saw a video from Kara Lawson. And for those of you that don’t know, she was a UT Vol great, played under Pat Summit, but she is now the head (women’s) basketball coach at Duke University. This is her first year. She was talking to the […]

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Magic happens… [VLOG]

Well, happy Monday! I don’t know how many of you have heard of Sir Ken Robinson, but he was a great author and thinker and he passed away last week. And somebody in a memorial post on social media referenced his book, “The Element,” and it reminded me that I had that book on my […]

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What do you miss when wearing a mask? [VLOG]

Am I smiling or not? You didn’t know. Although, mom trained me well… When a camera points at me, I’m supposed to smile even when nobody can see it. So much of our expression is told from the bottom two-thirds of our face. You know those with disabilities often are relying on seeing facial expressions […]

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What is it that you’re clinging to? [VLOG]

Full transcript available at https://youtu.be/Jx9lCZecwfM. Happy Monday! I don’t know how many of you knew this, but there was a special day last week. Wednesday was National Mail Order Catalog Day. Good night! Everybody has a day, don’t they? I, it’s just exhausting but when I thought about the National Mail Order Catalog Day, I […]

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Take Control of your Thoughts [VLOG]

Well, good Monday morning!Here we are again and I don’t know about your school district but the local school district where The STAR Center is headquartered had some news on Thursday that nobody was expecting. Or maybe they were expecting it, but they weren’t hoping for it. And that is that for the first nine […]

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Be Where Your Feet Are [VLOG]

Well, happy Monday! I had something happen last week that I just wanted to share with you. As my daughter opened up her folder, there was a sticker and on the front, it had her name, and right underneath her name it had “class of 2026.” And so, she happened to just read it out […]

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All In This Together [VLOG]

Well, I don’t know about you but making decisions in this COVID era can be exhausting because you don’t know what is going to happen next. One of the things I just wanted to share that I’ve done, whether it’s helped or not, it feels like it’s helped so maybe it has…I try to identify […]

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Alderman Antwan Taylor

Antwan Taylor, now Alderman Antwan Taylor, knows how to make a difference in his community despite any and all challenges that he may face. Antwan has had the opportunity to serve on several statewide committees that provide individuals with significant disabilities the opportunity to seek productive employment. As a result of Antwan’s work and community […]

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