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Rob Kattenhorn, was Lawlor’s first recipient of the Mission & Values Award. This recognition is given to an RSW that demonstrates the attributes reflected in Lawlor's mission & values during the course of their employment. Lawlor’s values are to treat everyone with dignity and respect and provide the same service and commitment as you would want for yourself.
As many of you know, Rob, who joined Lawlor Therapy Support Services in 2004, sadly passed away this year. He was the first recipient of this award in 2008. Rob possessed the skills and knowledge which take many of us years to acquire. He was an excellent therapist who was dedicated to the quality of his work. Rob’s number one priority was helping his clients improve their independence and ability to return to normalcy. He left a remarkable impact his clients, management, co-workers, and rehabilitation teams. We are renaming this award to honour Rob. We know he would be proud to have his spirit live on in this annual award where he will continue to inspire others to make a similar impact in their client’s lives.
Lawlor is lucky to have so many dedicated staff that it would have been difficult for our management to choose someone. We are asking managers, rehabilitation team members and clients to nominate an RSW based on the following:
- Dedication to rehabilitation
- Commitment to client-focused care
- Continuous pursuit of high standards
- The promotion of ethical principles and conduct
- Focus on continuing education
- Going above and beyond expectations
Managers and staff will be nominating a staff to receive this award yearly. If you know a staff that you feel should receive this recognition please email Angie before November 1. Outlining why the staff should be recognized.
The award will be presented at the Lawlor Holiday Party on December 3, 2016. The recipient will receive a plaque commemorating the achievement and $500.
Please join us for a workshop in Barrie September 27, 2016, where we will be providing education and resources on two great topics. Rehabilitation professionals and abi survivors will learn valuable technology skills and on how recreation therapy can enhance your life. A special guest speaker will also be presenting on "The Client Is The Most Important Team Member."
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one our best, Rob Kattenhorn. Rob was a dedicated, much loved RSW, who was passionate and committed to his clients, colleagues, rehabilitation team members, and all that knew him.
Lawlor was lucky enough to have Rob on their team since 2004. Rob was a board member of the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington in 2012 and was one of the key coordinators of the Walk, Run, and Roll fundraiser for the B.I.A.W.W. in 2013 and 2014. He also has attended, and/or volunteered at numerous fundraising activities that support acquired brain injury since 2004.
Rob was awarded the Lawlor Mission and Values Award in 2010 for his dedication to rehabilitation, commitment to client-focused care, pursuit of high standards, promotion of ethical principles and conduct, focus on continuing education and going above and beyond expectations. Rob was the first recipient of the OBIA Rehabilitation Professional Of The Year Award. Rob lost his courageous battle with colon cancer on June 6, 2016. He leaves behind his loving wife, Brianna, and his son, Trevyn.
Lawlor thanks everyone for their love and support to Rob and his family throughout his illness.
If you wish to share a memory, condolences or letter of support please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a book will be presented to Rob’s family this summer.
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Lawlor Therapy Services Inc.
We provide a broad range of services for individuals who require one-on-one support, focusing on functional activities and cognitive remediation to assist people in achieving their maximum level of independence. Lawlor Therapy Support Services Inc. compliments services provided by an interdisciplinary team in a client's community, school, or work place. Rehabilitation Support Workers work under the direction of Regulated Health Care Professionals.
What Makes Our Service Unique?
A combination of program evaluation, documentation, and a collection of objective data.
incorporated wherever possible.
Our area of expertise
is acquired brain injury, spinal cord, and
soft tissue injury.
(95% of our case load
involves working with
people who have an ABI.)
A holistic approach
to treatment is
incorporated including life skills, education,