Independence Network News

Weight Lifting Resources

4ACAA0C2-65C2-496A-91C1-6A502A3D8EB8.medium (1) Independence Network has arranged for weight trainers with the help our our aides to work with the students who can most benefit from this therapy. Weight training is beneficial to those who need to move in and out of wheelchairs or into cars or bath/shower. It helps those that are pre-diabetic to maintain…

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Garden Program

Several years ago, FINS nominated Independence Network for the San Jose Mercury News Wishbook. We were fortunate to be one of the chosen recipients of funds, and received around $20,000 for new computers and to fund Zumba and the weightlifting programs. We nominated IN every year since but have not been chosen. We again nominated…

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Good-bye 2016/2017 school year

Another school year is coming to a close at end of June. It has been a very successful year as every one is pitching in and working for the common goal of preparing the students for more enriched experiences in the world according to their abilities. A few notes: Kathy Martarano is retiring at the…

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FINS sponsored a Teacher and Aide Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday February the 22nd in IN Kitchen.

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IN 2017

IN had their December 2 week break for the staff to get refreshed and spend some family time. Everyone is back now and things seem to be going smoothly. Danny from Yvonne’s class is leaving for new adventures. He will be missed! Weight training days have been cut back some. FINS is exploring how we…

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The Farm! An area set aside for the students to grow vegetables and raise chickens for their eggs. Most students have assigned days and chores to keep the plants growing and harvested and to collect eggs. This is a very rewarding experience to grow vegetables from seed or cuttings and then take the food home…

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Thanksgiving Party

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