August 5, 2020
To All Stakeholders (Individuals served, guardians, family members, employees, and IST members),
I would like to take a moment to introduce myself as Marc Withers, Director of Development for
Cornerstone Associates. I am very excited to be part of Cornerstone, and have the ability to work with
individuals we support. I have 10 plus years experience working with IDD individuals, in areas of Direct
Care Staff, Home Manager, QIDP, and Case Management. I hope to use my experience and enthusiasm to
strengthen and build those relationships Cornerstone Associates has with the individuals, families, and
community members they serve.
As Indiana reopens and progresses through the reopening phases to get Back on Track, we have made
progress assessing and evaluating the safest and most effective way we can reopen Blueprint and
resume programing to the individuals we support. We have developed our plan to resume services in
phases, allowing some flexibility while following the recommendations set forth by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention and Indiana State Dept. of Health.
Cornerstone Associates understands that our supported individuals and families are anxious to return to
Blueprint. We are anxious and excited as well, and Blueprint will reopen in our new spacious, vibrant,
and bright facility. We do ask that everyone please be patient as we transition through the phases of
reopening so that we can ensure everyone’s health and safety. Blueprint is planning to reopen Monday,
August 17th, 2020 and a member of our administrative team will be contacting individuals to ensure
they have been communicated with regarding their return to Blueprint and details specific to each
As we reopen we will also plan to gradually resume limited community based activities. These will be
primarily outdoor activities in areas well distanced from other individuals. Visiting parks, walking trails,
picnics are examples of activities that may be considered. Currently we do not feel it is best practices to
return to other public venues such as restaurants, stores, sports facilities, or large group settings.
Cornerstone asks that you please refer to the Blueprint Reopening and Health Screening plan for details
and feel free to contact Cornerstone with any questions you might have.
We truly appreciate the ongoing understanding and support we have received from each of our
stakeholders. We ask for your continued patience as we move forward with plans to modify our services
and to re-define what day-to-day will look like.
Director of Development