Participant of the Month is awarded by nominations from both peers and staff for individuals who have clearly demonstrated one or more of our three R’s: responsibility, resilience, and respect. DG has been recognized for their outstanding demonstration of responsibility, resilience, and respect at MICC.
Their positive attitude and willingness to help others have been recognized by peers and staff members. Their commitment to being responsible for their actions and their remarkable progress in developing self-awareness have also contributed to this recognition.
One staff member shared, "DG is waiting and ready to start their day when I arrive on campus on Sundays. They wish me a good morning, asks me how I'm doing, and offers to help me unlock and get the Student Center ready for the day. Their help and thoughtfulness are very appreciated and are a positive start to my work week!"
DG has been working hard to identify what is upsetting them and recognize their actions, even apologizing when necessary. They have been able to calm down in situations, and takes responsibility for their actions. Another staff member shared, "There were a few times where they were getting agitated, but they self-corrected and finished the task. They don't even say, 'It isn't all about me' much anymore, just 'Okay!' They have made tremendous strides since the beginning of the year."
DG's resilience and personal budgeting skills have also been commended. They have been working hard to track expenses and practice budgeting skills, which is an important part of his journey towards living a healthy, independent, integrated life.
When asked about their favorite classes, electives, and socials at MICC, DG shared that they enjoy the Exercise for Life and Basics of Martial Arts classes. They believe their commitment to following required classes and learning how to control behaviors is what led to this recognition as the Participant of the Month.
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