Sandy Braunbeck Interview
Sandy Braunbeck grew up with an agency serving people with disabilities in southern Indiana. Now known as Rauch, Inc., it was founded in New Albany in 1953. Her father, George "Tooter" Tinius, worked at Rauch and her brothers helped with the summer programs. Sandy would often accompany her dad to work. Sandy started working at Rauch in 1979. Sandy has many stories about the early days of the agency. She talks about how Rauch got its name, a few of the early programs for children, and her experiences with families.
“The ACCESS program came about maybe 15, 20 years ago. And there's a real strong emphasis, and I respect and understand the importance of employment and working, but also we had a number of clients who were old enough to retire who wanted to do something else besides work,” states Sandy. She describes the structure of ACCESS (Alternative Community Connections, Experiences, and Social Supports), an adult day program, and shares highlights she has experienced over the years. Sandy was interviewed in New Albany in 2013.
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