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King of Clay Nation brings smiles to young authors

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By JD Malone The Express-Times NAZARETH ; Students of Lower Nazareth Elementary School gathered Monday in the district high school’s auditorium to celebrate 19 of their classmates. They had no clue that "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken planned to join them. Aiken, co-founder of the Bubel/Aiken Foundation, which published the students’ book, "Our Friend Mikayla," […]

The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

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President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate eight individuals, designate two individuals and appoint thirteen individuals to serve in his Administration – Clay Aiken being one of them. Congratulations to Clay on his appointment to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities! For the full presidential press release: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/09/20060905-10.html

The Bubel/Aiken Foundation Wraps For Inclusion Across The Country

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The Bubel/Aiken Foundation (TBAF), Clay Aiken’s charity for children with developmental disabilities, recently announced their 3rd annual holiday gift-wrapping awareness campaign and fundraiser, Wrapping for Inclusion. Wrapping For Inclusion will take place in shopping malls across the country November 18, 2006 through December 24, 2006. TBAF volunteers will wrap gifts in exchange for donations to […]

Goodsearch Names TBAF

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On Monday, August 14, The Bubel/Aiken Foundation will be featured as “Charity of the Day” on GoodSearch.com. GoodSearch is an Internet search engine with a simple concept and unique social mission. GoodSearch enables you to help fund hundreds of thousands of charities or schools through the simple act of searching the Internet. The company was […]

The Bubel/Aiken Foundation Funds Children's Book About Disabilities

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The Bubel/Aiken Foundation (Clay Aiken’s charity for the inclusion of children with disabilities) recently gave a grant so a group of third-grade authors could publish a book about friendship and acceptance. Our Friend Mikayla, the story of a child with severe developmental disabilities who finds friendship with her typical peers, will be published this fall. […]

The Bubel/Aiken Foundation Summer Camp Program Expands

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The Bubel/Aiken Foundation’s (TBAF) Summer Camp Program, a program that brings the summer camp experience to children with disabilities, is entering its third year and expanding its scope, reach and services. The Camp gives children with developmental disabilities the same experience as those without disabilities. Children with disabilities and their typical peers come together to […]

Pilot program opens camp to all preschoolers

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NORTHWEST INDIANA: Day camp helped by grant from foundation involved with ‘American Idol’s’ Clay Aiken This story ran on nwitimes.com on Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:14 AM CST MARLENE A. ZLOZA mzloza@nwitimes.com 219.662.5340 HOBART ; Youngsters just want to have fun, and that’s the goal of a new summer camp unveiled Wednesday by the Hobart […]

Students Bring Girl's Life to Page

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Book getting published. They share experiences [of classmate with disabilities.] By COURTNEY LOMAX The Express-Times L. NAZARETH TWP. ; Nineteen fourth-grade students at Lower Nazareth Elementary School are going to be published authors as soon as September. In a surprise celebration complete with pizza, cake and balloons Friday afternoon, the students learned their book, “Our […]

Writing for Mikayla

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Foundation to publish work that showcases Lower Nazareth classmate with a disability. *this article has been edited from its original version* By Arlene Martínez Of The Morning Call One by one, the Lower Nazareth Township Elementary fourth-graders were called to the stage. Joining them last was a brown-haired girl in a wheelchair. It was their […]

TBAF & Partners Form New Summer Program

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Continuing to show how inclusion benefits everyone, The Bubel/Aiken Foundation (TBAF) forms a partnership with Cerebral Palsy of North West Indiana (NWI), Inc. and the Hobart Family YMCA, donating $7,290 to their summer camp program. To coincide with Disability Awareness Month, TBAF, Cerebral Palsy of NWI, Inc. and the Hobart Family YMCA will announce a […]