Congratulations! We are all a little smarter after Developmental Disabilities Awareness month. Below are three take-aways you can refer to as you wish. (Think of them as graduate level courses!)
Click on People First Language to open a document of examples.
Sign language is used for more than communicating with people who are deaf. It is used with people who are nonverbal as well. It is even used as a reinforcement to encourage speaking. Take 15 minutes and learn 20 basic phrases for beginners. Just click on the image.
Too often people with disabilities are ignored because others are not sure how to communicate with them. As a result, they often feel invisible. Click on the 10 Tips for a handy guide of suggestions.
...and the art contest winner is
Three winners! It was a tough decision for our judge, Zach DeBoer, a local artist. So he chose three. Clockwise starting with the upper left is "Wind" by Char for best abstract, "Bear" by Derek for best representation, and "Puzzle" by Josh for best use of color.
The verdict is in
The Trial of Goldilocks was a raving success! Our thanks to the Black Hills Playhouse for helping us present another great play to another standing room only house.
Remember to attend the First Friday Exhibition of our spin art (tomorrow April 1) at Edward Eich and Van Art Studios at 120 N Phillips Ave from 5 to 9. All donations tomorrow evening go to DakotAbilities.
Don't forget to sign up your golf team! The spots are going fast! Click on the red flag to reserve your day of fun!
Thank you for spending this month helping to raise awareness of people with disabilities. Our community is a welcoming, supportive place and we are all lucky to be part of it!
Working together, we create opportunities and meaningful lives for people with disabilities.