(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1860]
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                            HON. SAM GRAVES

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, please join me in congratulating 
the outstanding achievement of Immacolata Manor in Liberty, Missouri, 
for celebrating 30 years of providing habilitation services to persons 
with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
  Immacolata Manor's mission is to focus on the values and principles 
of community membership, self-determination, human rights, and basic 
needs, so that each individual will be supported and empowered to 
achieve their highest potential and to live their lives with dignity 
and respect.
  The beautiful property on which Immacolata Manor is located is a 
former country estate, centering around a handsome colonial house that 
stands on 40 acres. Immacolata Manor opened in 1981 by several women 
who all had daughters with developmental disabilities. In recent years, 
they have been successful in raising funds to build five fully-
accessible homes. They currently provide residential services to 31 
  Some of the residents are employed in local businesses. Those who are 
not employed are able to participate in the great My Day Program, 
conducted on the Manor campus. This community integration program 
includes individualized recreational and life skills activities 
designed to meet the needs of each participant.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask that you join me in applauding Immacolata Manor 
for their exceptional dedication to providing residential and 
habilitation services to persons with developmental disabilities. 
Immacolata Manor is a true community partner and Liberty landmark. I 
wish the agency 30 more years of greatness to come.