Mission, Vision, & Core Values Updates
As many of you know, we have been working hard on creating a new, innovative model for our adult day program, Career, Activity, & Community thanks to a grant provided by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.
Throughout the exploratory and planning phases of this work, we came to realize that our mission, vision, and core values were outdated, and no longer truly represented who we are as an organization, and what we would like to be in the future.
Therefore, we are proud to share with you our newly updated mission, vision, and core values:
Our work is guided by our mission, vision, and values, and we hope to represent them in each and every interaction that we have.
Bridge 2 Equality Rally at the Ohio Statehouse
On May 16, 2019 the community gathered for a second rally in support of individuals with disabilities and the Direct Support Professionals who care for them.
Bringing together individuals, families, legislators, providers, and advocates, the tone for this rally was mostly positive with speakers thanking lawmakers for their support of the state budget proposal. The budget, if passed, would provide much needed additional funding for Direct Support Professionals.
We would like to thank all of the individuals, families, and staff who came out to show their support for this important cause.
AccessABLE Community Garden & Farmer's Market Update
Individuals, staff, and volunteers recently gathered to give the AccessABLE Community Garden's main raised bed a colorful make-over!
We think it turned out beautifully. Be sure to stop by and see the results for yourself!
Spring has been a busy time in the AccessABLE Community Garden. The Dirt Devils, our gardening group from Career, Activity, & Community, along with our volunteers, have been working hard and we are starting to see the results!
This year the garden has added:
- 24 raised beds along an existing chain link fence for growing vining crops
- 7 raised beds that are completely wheelchair accessible
- A 7-level raised strawberry planter
- Apple, Pear, and Plum trees for fruit production
- Numerous adaptive gardening tools
- A large storage shed to secure gardening equipment
- An outdoor greenhouse to enable year-round production
We are excited to announce the launch of the AccessABLE Community Garden Farmer's Market!
The market will be open every Tuesday and Friday from 10:30a-1p beginning on July 2, 2019 (directions). All produce will be available at no-cost to help those who need it in our community, however donations will gladly be accepted.
Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Artists' Work to be Displayed at the Milestones National Autism Conference
Congratulations to Open Door Art Studio & Gallery artist Tommi Lee Gillard who recently had her work selected for display at the Milestones National Autism Conference taking place at the Cleveland I-X Center on June 11-12, 2019.
Planting Day at Park West
The grounds at Park West Court Apartments received a sprucing up thanks to the hard work or our staff and volunteers as well as the generous support of our friends at Kegler, Brown, Hill + Ritter!
Harvey Wolff Stars in Production at Garden Theater
Park West Court Apartments' own Harvey Wolff, gave a wonderful performance in the recent play, Understanding Your Pet with Dr. Marla Brett at The Garden Theater! He was well supported by a great group of friends cheering him on in the audience! Way to go, Harvey!
Other News & Upcoming Events:
Congratulations to Jane Muoki, SCL Program Coordinator, on attaining her MBA with a concentration in Organizational Leadership!
UCO Memorial Day Deep Clean
Great teamwork was displayed by the staff at UCO during their Memorial Day deep clean! Now, the entire kitchen including refrigerators, microwaves, and stove are spotless! Great job!