NPower Blog

RockAbility: A Band for Musicians of All Abilities

July 18, 2022

RockAbility connects musicians with different disabilities to typical musicians who currently gig and record. At most performances, someone asks me how this project got started. Here’s the background. The idea for RockAbility came to me when I heard a fantastic singer perform the National Anthem at a Special Olympics softball game. She belted it out…

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Pub Frato Donates $1 to NPower for every Brew Kettle Draft Beer You Purchase in July 2022

July 5, 2022

Thirsty? It’s summer in Cleveland, and the best place to go for refreshment is Pub Frato‘s two northeast Ohio locations in Chagrin Falls and Concord. Pub Frato donates to nonprofits doing good work During the entire month of July, this local eatery is donating $1 to NPower Services every time someone orders a Brew Kettle…

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RockAbility, an integrated rock band for musicians with developmental disabilities, to perform June 3, 2022 at Bainbridge Town Hall

April 14, 2022

RockAbility, an adaptive, integrated rock band of musicians with developmental disabilities, will be performing at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3 at Bainbridge Township Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road / Chagrin Falls 44023). The performance is free, but the group is accepting donations at the door to help support the program. RockAbility: A band for musicians with…

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CrossFit Integrated Workout Instruction

Winter 2022: NPower & Chagrin Falls CrossFit (CF2) Team Up to Offer Integrated Workouts!

January 5, 2022

Staying active in the winter can be hard. No. It can feel next to impossible. When the temperatures get cold and the days get short – who wants to walk the dog or toss a ball around the yard? No one.  Yet, staying active during the winter can be one of the healthiest decisions anyone…

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Workers with Disabilities have Real Skills: Five Reasons to Accept a Volunteer with a Disability

September 23, 2021

Anyone who has spent time with people who have developmental disabilities knows that their motivation to contribute to their communities is exceptionally strong. Employers are often surprised to find that the worker with a disability they hired because “it was the right thing to do” – often becomes a valuable asset. Workers with disabilities have…

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Five Reasons to Volunteer as an Adult with Special Needs

June 29, 2021

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the community, meet new people and develop skills that could lead to hobbies, friends, and possible employment. Volunteer as an adult with special needs to be exposed to new opportunities and people. Let’s look at a few benefits of volunteering from the volunteer’s perspective: 1. Get involved…

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Join Geauga Joggers & Walkers!

May 3, 2021

Join Geauga Joggers & Walkers! You know that good feeling you get when you’re in nature? The fresh air, the green trees, budding flowers and blue sky? It’s great! Geauga Joggers & Walkers helps people of all abilities enjoy nature’s beauty along the trails and sidewalks of Geauga County and surrounding areas. GJ&W is a…

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Navigating the Developmental Disability World

April 1, 2021

Understanding Autism and other Developmental Disabilities If you’re reading this, chances are good you are close to an individual who either has a developmental disability or you suspect may have one. Recognizing and responding to developmental disabilities takes patience, creativity, and willingness to try novel approaches. If you are a parent caring for someone with…

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