DSPs Honored as Our VIPs at Setting the Stage for Success
Our Direct Support Professionals inspire the life journeys of those we support every day. Each year, we give back and give thanks for all of their hard work with a celebration in their honor.
This year's event, Setting the Stage for Success, was the best yet! Thanks to the generous support of our event sponsors, DSPs and their families enjoyed a talent show, music, fun outdoor activities, and had the chance to win some great prizes!
A HUGE thank you our event sponsors:
- Crosby's Drugs & Home Health Care
- Gordon Flesch Company, Inc.
- Hutcheson Homecare Pharmacy
- Bus Service, Inc.
- Overmyer Hall Associates
- Hogan Tire & Service
- Physical Therapy Consultive Services
- Brady Ware & Company
- UCO Industries, Inc.
- Hoffman & Kuhn, Inc.
- PNC Bank
- Enterprise Fleet Management
- McGohan Brabender
- Bank of America
Shared Vision Draws Crowds and Attention to Artists Working at Open Door and Across Ohio
Eight Ohio studios serving artists with developmental differences are currently being showcased in the Ohio Craft Museum’s exhibition, Shared Vision: Passions of the Human Spirit.
On view August 18–October 6, this show features work in a variety of media, highlighting the collaborative nature of each studio, and emphasizing the intersection of their work and their mission.
See the Exhibition:
Ohio Craft Museum | 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus, OH 43212
Mon. - Fri. 10a-5p and Sat. - Sun. 1p-4p
A Season of Growth in the AccessABLE Community Garden
As fall approaches and the summer harvest season winds down, we are taking time to reflect on the impact the garden has had in the lives of those it has touched.
Danielle Williams, Dirt Devils Gardening Group Member:
"I just LOVE it! Planting cabbage, eating the greens, and the Chinese eggplant...mmm! Can't wait for the sweet potatoes so we can make soup! I also get cuttings every week to take home for my own garden at Park West. The scented geraniums are my favorite!"
Bill Dawson, Growing to Green Program Manager:
"It's wonderful to see you adapting the garden to its space. I often see gardens trying to mimic what they've seen in photos or other gardens. But here, you haven't tried to force a preconceived plan; instead you are working with what you already have. It's a little bit of Eden."
Sarah Lenkay, Former Strategic Projects Director, Mid-Ohio Foodbank:
"I visited Friday – and WOW – it looked beautiful! Nice job – I look forward to seeing how your program continues to grow!"
Teresa Waits, AccessABLE Community Garden Manager:
"Being out in the garden each day sometimes makes it hard to see the progress. But, when I stop and think about what the garden looked like when we started it two years ago, last year even, I am just amazed at all that we have accomplished. The Farmer's Market has really been beneficial for the individuals as well. They are greeting customers, talking with them about the garden and what we're growing, helping them carry and load up their items; its just been so wonderful to see. And the community has been so supportive. We have started getting repeat customers at the Farmer's Market, and have developed some great relationships. We even have some who come to pick their own produce! We're also excited to partner with the local daycare down the street to provide education and opportunities for their kids in the garden next year!"
2019 Garden Season Highlights:
None of this would be possible without the support of these incredible partners: