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Meet Angie

If you were to visit MRI (Macon Resources, inc.) out on Hubbard Avenue, there is a good chance you would be welcomed by a big smile from Angie. Angie has been with MRI for over 33 years, and has witnessed many changes throughout those years! She has held multiple employment positions around the building; however, […]

Posted: February 12, 2018 | View More »

Meet Tony

Meet Tony, an MRI Day Vocational Training participant. Tony may be blind, but that doesn’t stop him from pursuing his passions, including music. Tony taught himself to play piano by ear at the age of five. However, his musical abilities don’t stop there! Tony can also play keyboard, autoharp, and sing. MRI clients and employees can […]

Posted: April 25, 2017 | View More »

Meet Olivia

MRI’s Our Voice Through Art has allowed Olivia to gain confidence, make friends and think outside the box.  Through the class, she has been able to explore various materials, which has shown her how to look at the world differently. Olivia’s communication skills have also improved as she becomes more comfortable asking for help, sharing materials and complimenting others’ […]

Posted: March 9, 2017 | View More »

Meet Larry

With the support of MRI’s intermittent CILA, Larry is able to live by himself in his apartment and maintain his independence.  Larry has lived in his own apartment for four years with the support of MRI’s intermittent CILA. Before living on his own, Larry lived in a strict group home where many decisions were made for him. Things like when […]

Posted: July 20, 2016 | View More »

Meet Laury

In October of 2004 Laury suffered a traumatic brain injury, leaving her in a medically-induced coma.  When she regained consciousness a few months later, she had a long road ahead of her. The road began with having to learn how to walk and talk again.  Laury now reflects on her recovery process with openness and humbleness. […]

Posted: February 23, 2016 | View More »

Meet Hayden

When MRI Kid’s Connection Coordinator, Jessica Gremo, first met Hayden and his family five years ago, Hayden’s mother, Nichole, was working at KFC and was having issues finding childcare.  No daycare in the area would take Hayden because he was tube fed.  Nichole thought she was out of options. She contacted Kid’s Connection, a program for […]

Posted: January 12, 2016 | View More »

Meet TJ

Julie and Andrew’s son, TJ, is enrolled in Discovery Depot Child Care Center at MRI Independence Pointe. Julie and Andrew’s older son, Landric, is a former Discovery Depot participant and is currently in Kindergarten. Landric’s kindergarten teachers were impressed with how prepared he was when school started. Julie believes, “this is because of lessons and work ethic […]

Posted: January 11, 2016 | View More »

Meet Ethan

When Ethan was diagnosed with mild to moderate autism just before he turned three, his mother, Melissa, was worried. She wasn’t familiar with many autism resources and was scared of the unknown. She contacted MRI Independence Pointe for support.  After learning more about MRI’s Autism Services at Independence Pointe, immediately enrolled Ethan in Applied Behavior […]

Posted: January 9, 2016 | View More »

Meet Amara

Amara, an MRI Day Vocational Training and VISIONS participant, lives in MRI’s apartment-style group home. Before moving into MRI’s apartment-style group home near downtown Decatur, Amara had experienced multiple types of living situations. As she was growing up, Amara had a great support system that allowed her to live at home and transitioned to living […]

Posted: January 1, 2016 | View More »

Meet Facelli & Jason

Facelli and her son, Jason, participate in MRI Bright Start Home Visiting.  At 2.5 years old, Jason’s mom, Facelli, noticed that her son was not able to do what other children his age could do.  Jason was non-verbal and needed to learn to communicate. He was not reaching developmental milestones.  Facelli began searching for resources […]

Posted: December 16, 2015 | View More »