A PASSION FOR SERVICE
Ella Meyers ’26, an intervention specialist major from Kalida, Ohio, is gaining a wealth of experience toward her Bluffton University major.
This summer, Meyers began working full time as an independent provider in Putnam County and helped people with disabilities meet their personal goals. She worked individually with about 10 clients who ranged in age from five to 50. Clients chose the times and days of the week they wanted to meet, with each client’s goals outlined by an Individual Service Plan (ISP).
“For example, one person’s goal was ‘I want to learn how to cook healthier,’ so for my two hours with him, we would get groceries and cook healthy meals,” explained Meyers. “He still calls me and tells me what he’s cooking so I know I made an impact, and I’m hoping to continue that in the school setting.”