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Abilities United head Lynda Steele to retire

She helped transform services for disabled persons

Lynda Steele, executive director of the Palo Alto nonprofit Abilities United, will retire by June, the organization's board of directors announced Jan. 15.

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Posted by Amy
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 16, 2014 at 10:52 am

Best of luck to you Lynda! You are truly one of the most respected and professional women I have known in my time in the community. You leave a wonderful legacy.

Thank you for your tireless commitment to the Palo Alto community.


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Posted by Jane
a resident of another community
on Jan 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm

I now live out of the area and used then CAR pool and trainers after a paralysis. I saw the entire organization then. It was aiding older adults, new babies,and the center was filled with wonderful children being taught to jump from survival to living.
Lynda, you have done a remarkable and needed job. I for one truly thank you.


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Posted by Jaclyn
a resident of another community
on Jan 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Lynda-
You have set a high standard and followed your passion. The things you have accomplished and the many lives you've positively impacted is amazing. I hope that we can continue to use our passion and resilience to progress and follow your footsteps towards many more years of great achievements. You are a hero in so many people's lives. And very loved and honored by those of us who have worked alongside you. Best wishes to many more wonderful, relaxing years. Cheers!


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Posted by Chris Kenrick
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Lynda Steele is a visionary and a trailblazer, having taught a huge community of people to "think different" about disabilities, and to act on the new thinking. She has improved and enriched the lives of many. Thank you, Lynda, and best wishes for whatever lies ahead.


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