FINS News

By Steve Wilson / May 5, 2016 / 0 Comments

Thanks to over 100 generous donors, FINS received over $15,000 during the SVGIVES 24 hour donation program. FINS also received $5000 for being in top 4 in received donations out of 150 non-profits that assist the disabled population.

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Teachers Salaries

By Steve Wilson / April 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Teachers at IN are being consideered for a long overdue raise. While this is needed for them to continue to make the monies necessary to live in this area, it puts new strains on the budgeted money from the state to run IN. FINS and Program Administrators are reviewing possible funding sources and changes…

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Legislative Vote Monday 22nd on Restoring Funding to Regional Centers and IHSS

By Steve Wilson / February 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

The California Legislature is voting Monday Feb. 22nd on restoring funding to the Regional Centers and to IHSS lost in the Economic Issues a few years back. Please contact your Legislaor to vote Yes on this important Bill. BREAKING NEWS: APPARENT DEAL ON MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION TAX AND DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES FUNDING Hearing On Brown Administration…

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By Steve Wilson / February 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

California State Budget 2016-2017 Governor Brown released his proposed state budget for 2016-2017. Within the proposal, he has asked for funding to increase for Regional Centers by 10%. In May the Governor and Legislators will get together to offer revisions to the proposed budget.The issue before them is how to fund the increase. The Governor…

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FINS Events

Results of 2019 FINS Dinner and Auction

By Steve Wilson / April 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

We had over 140 donors turn out for our Italian Dinner and Auction. Everyone got a complementary glass of red wine and had a delicious buffet meal with dessert. We had set a goal of making around $10,000 for the IN Program, and actually ended up above $15,000. We will be presenting a check to…

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FINS Silent Auction Items

By Steve Wilson / March 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

FINS Silent Auction Items- Website version (1)

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Call to Action for FINS Annual Fundraiser

By Steve Wilson / February 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ther are only 5 weeks until the FINS Italian Supper and Auction Fundraiser. We need everyone to be diligently reaching out to family and acquantances to buy tickets to the dinner. We need to sell 100 tickets to break even on the food and venue costs. Take the time to support Independence Network, the students…

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FINS 2019 Silent Auction Items (as of 02-10)

By Steve Wilson / February 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Auction and Raffle Items for FINS Annual Raffle and Auction

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Independence Network News

Weight Lifting Resources

By Steve Wilson / November 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

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

By Steve Wilson / June 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

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

By Steve Wilson / June 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

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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Independence Network 2017 Talent Show

By Steve Wilson / April 12, 2017 / 0 Comments
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Independence Network Events

2018-2019 Awards Ceremony

By Steve Wilson / July 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

July 5, 2019 was the Annual Awards and Pizza celebration of another year for the 2018-2019 school year. Each class presented awards to every student and aide in the 3 classes. The awards were appropriate to the advances that each student made in the last 12 months. Several students were missing because of the holidays,…

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FINS Silent Auction Items

By Steve Wilson / March 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

FINS Silent Auction Items- Website version (1)

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Call to Action for FINS Annual Fundraiser

By Steve Wilson / February 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ther are only 5 weeks until the FINS Italian Supper and Auction Fundraiser. We need everyone to be diligently reaching out to family and acquantances to buy tickets to the dinner. We need to sell 100 tickets to break even on the food and venue costs. Take the time to support Independence Network, the students…

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FINS 2019 Silent Auction Items (as of 02-10)

By Steve Wilson / February 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Auction and Raffle Items for FINS Annual Raffle and Auction

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