to the premier edition of Transitions Service’s lifestyle magazine Circle
We started this magazine for the people with intellectual disabilities, to whom we have provided
programs and employment for over the last 12 years. In the beginning our day program had
seven people. As of this November, we employ over 300 people with disabilities and over
70 staff. With our growth it becomes more and more important to provide all types of work
choices to give each person a better shot at finding satisfaction.
It has been an honor for me to be present when a person working at our company says “ I never knew
I could draw” or “ The lady at the house we cleaned today gave us a thank you card” or
“Can I try making a screen print” or “ I did not know I could take good photographs”. The list
Having a “magazine division” is yet another option for people to explore and earn a pay
check. Like all of our small business “incubators”, our goal is to engage people in every aspect
of operation ; writing copy, developing story ideas, taking photos, reporting on an event,
interviewing, selling advertising, learning aspects of graphic design, and then there is mailing
We hope that now, and over time, this magazine will be both a reflection of the ideas of people
with intellectual disabilities and a tool that helps everyone think, “I can do that, I can fit in, or I
can change the community around me so it fits me.“
For those of you who know us well, you know that we have started all of our new ventures with
lots of hard work and very little money. This holds true today as well, which is why I am using
this opportunity ask for help.
We rent five buildings throughout the Vegas valley, and despite the economic downturn, we
have grown. When it comes to space…well, we just don’t have any. We would love some help
in finding a building between 5000 sq ft and 10.000 square feet that will need to have some very specific
zoning requirements for yet another very special business we would like to start. Our preference
would be to own rather than rent such a property. If you think you may be able to help or would
like to know more about the project please contact me.
I also want to thank all that have supported us in the past, especially our customers who use
Yards 4 You to keep up with your landscaping , Time 2 Shine for cleaning your home or business,
and, of course, everyone who has purchased a handmade craft item at Studio 8 Ten, or one of
the many farmers markets and craft fairs we participate in.
Now, you can purchase a subscription for Circles or consider placing an advertisement for
your business. We have printed 5,000 copies for our debut and hope to print even more next
quarter. All employees of Transition Services will receive copies for free as well as many other
non profits, schools, and agencies.
My Sincere Thanks and Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season,
Sally Rothfuss, Executive Director, Transition Services, Inc.