March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
We are joining in this nationwide effort to help raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.
Please take a few minutes to watch some these great videos focused on inclusion and disability, and then spread the word! Share a video on social media, talk with your employer about job opportunities for individuals with disabilities, or become a volunteer! There are so many ways you can help ensure that individuals with disabilities in your community are welcome and included!
What does inclusion mean to you?
Redefining Inclusion: An Employer's Perspective
Hear Me! People with Developmental Disabilities Speak Out
Community-Based Exhibitions and Partnerships Expand Opportunities for Open Door Artists
Many of you are probably familiar with the exhibitions Open Door hosts in its adjoining gallery space. But, did you know that Open Door also partners with other organizations to display work in throughout the greater Columbus community? Check out a few of the other places you can see work by Open Door Artists below!
Central Ohio Transit Authority Mobility Services
Through July 28, 2018
1330 Fields Ave., Columbus, OH 43201 | Directions
Upper Arlington Public Library
Through April 27, 2019
2800 Tremont Rd., Columbus, OH 43221 | Directions
Vista: A Voyager's Vantage Point at Franklin Park Conservatory
March 9 - May 19, 2019
1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203 | Directions
Travel far and wide with the artists of Open Door Art Studio e& Gallery. Vista, a Voyager's Vantage Point will take you to bustling metropolises, mountainous terrains, and tropical paradises. Book your flight and pack your bags because this exhibition is sure to inspire the adventurer in us all.
*Admission fee is waived for Open Door Artists and their accompanying families or staff who would like to view the exhibition.
Experiences Are Everything
Individuals supported by CCHS are going places! With over 300 community experiences, volunteer, and career exploration opportunities available each month, individuals are building independence, meeting personal goals, and achieving their dreams.
Experiences Are Everything is a visual look back at some of the places we have recently explored. Enjoy!