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Vista Announces Organizational Name Change
Posted on February 19th, 2016

​(From left, Vista student Julia Kane, Chief Executive Officer Helen Bosch and member Rachael Hoskin proudly show off the new organizational logo. Photo credit: Vanessa Pereira)
 
Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center, an organization dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities achieve personal success for more than 25 years, will soon take on a new name— Vista Life Innovations.
The name change is part of a long planned re-branding initiative to better align Vista’s name with its expanded service and program offerings.
“Over the past 25 years, Vista has become more than a vocational and life skills center,” said Vista’s Chief Executive Officer Helen Bosch. “We now offer a wide array of services—such as arts programming, benefits and advocacy counseling, and recreation—and we wanted a name that represented who we are as a whole.” 
Vista leadership and members of its Board of Directors worked together to come up with a name that reflected the organization’s values, while describing what Vista is without focusing on specific aspects of the program.
Although its name will change, Vista’s mission and focus remain the same. For that reason, it was important that “Vista” remain in the name.
“Our scope of services has changed but we are fundamentally the same—an organization that provides services and programming for individuals with disabilities so they may achieve success,” said Bosch.
The new organizational name will go into effect the week of February 15th, along with the launch of a new website.
With campuses in Westbrook, Madison and Guilford, Vista is a community-based education program accredited by the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services. Last year, the organization provided services to more than 300 individuals and their families. 


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