Category Archives for "News"

Sep 01

Stand Up, Inc. Celebrates 6 Years

By Stand Up, Inc. | News

September 1 marks Stand Up, Inc.'s sixth year of providing employment services to individuals with disabilities in Virginia. In that time we have grown from primarily serving Lynchburg, Virginia to covering the majority of central, south-side and southwest Virginia.

We've come a long way since September 1, 2009 and we're looking forward to continued growth in the future. Thanks to all the people who have made the last 6 years possible. Our employees, community partners, and customers continue to move us forward in hopes to provide the best service possible.

Apr 24

Anxiety Disorders

By Stand Up, Inc. | News

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A person that may be struggling with an anxiety disorder should let another person know about physical sensations, anxieties, or phobias. Since anxiety disorders do not disappear until they're dealt with, it is critical to inform someone that can help. If a person does not seem to understand right away, talk to another trusted adult.

Jan 05

Typewriter Artist

By Stand Up, Inc. | News

Every so often, life throws us a curve. It doesn't seem fair or deserved most of the time. But, with the right attitude we can take a not so good situation and turn it into something incredibly powerful. Paul Smith was born with severe cerebral palsy, a disease that causes debilitating physical disability. Did Paul let that stop him from being extraordinary? Watch the video below to see the incredible talent and dedication this man has. I think you'll be amazed and impressed.

Dec 02

Employment First

By Stand Up, Inc. | News

Employment First

A belief that employment in the general workforce is the first and preferred outcome in the provision of publicly funded services for all working age citizens with disabilities, regardless of level of disability.

For many people that receive state funded services, the idea of employment has almost been an afterthought, especially for people with significant disabilities. Other options that have had a higher priority include Day Support, Pre-Vocational training or Sheltered Work in a facility that may have paid wages less than the Federal minimum wage.