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Staff News - Allen Crim, Margy Hornback and Sara Major

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
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Allen Crim

Allen Crim has been the 24/7 face of Coordinated Resource and Support Services (CRSS) since 1993, providing crisis intervention and support for individuals with the dual diagnoses of mental illness and developmental disability. Starting on September 1, 2010, Alan assumes the position of Program Coordinator with Mosaic, Inc., in Pittsburg, Kansas. Mosaic is a national, faith-based organization providing services to people with intellectual disabilities. In the picture, Allen Crim receives a Persky print for his years of service.

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Margy Hornbeck

Margy Hornback announces her retirement. The KITS Project wishes Dr. Hornback a HAPPY RETIREMENT! KITS, and Kansas as a whole, will miss her vast contributions to the field of early childhood special education!

Margy has worked in a wide variety of roles throughout her career, including being a service provider, program administrator, teacher trainer/college professor, state agency early childhood coordinator, and training and technical assistance provider. In each of these roles she has been a leader in our State and will be missed.

Her immediate plans include travel with her husband, Bob, and going to as many car races at they can. Hopefully, some time in the future we will be able to draw upon Margy's knowledge and experience to continue to improve services for children and families.

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Sara Major

Sara Major says: I'm wrapping up my work with the SEK Family Care Treatment Project. I've accepted the position of lead behavior analyst with the Arc of the Ozarks in Springfield, Missouri.

While I'm excited about the new opportunity and advancement, it's hard to leave KU LSI and SE Kansas! I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here, and was not actively looking for a new job (Katie can blame The Arc for emailing everyone on the BCBA registry about the opening and salary). I've worked at KU LSI since the beginning of 2006 and I couldn't have asked for a better position right out of graduate school. I was fortunate to use my employment as my supervised hours to obtain my Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification, working under Katie.

I have learned so much in my current position, and have been fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and flexible supervisor who challenged me and encouraged me to learn more. I will miss my co-workers – from Peggy and Katie's animal pictures and Peggy's motherly weather updates to all of our nicknames and Roger's willingness to give me a ride to work when my car broke down (and to give me boxes from his recent move!). I've been lucky to have such great people to work with, who not only know how to provide amazing research-based services, but who always keep a sense of humor doing it! Thanks to everyone here at KU for making me always feel welcome and comfortable.

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