• March Disability Awareness Month

    Posted on March 1, 2016

    Homepage1For far too long the word ‘Disability’ has caused fear, panic, concern.  Individuals who have lived with some form of impediment have continued to work hard to change minds, policies, structures and more.  In the USA the Americans with Disabilities Act, better known as the  ADA just celebrated 25 years of its passage. With the advancement of technology, changes in attitudes, increased awareness and opportunities, we will come to see that people of all abilities can participate when barriers are eliminated and inclusion is part of everyday life.

    This month in the City of Gary, Indiana we will have activities throughout the week to raise awareness.

    Thursday, March 3rd, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
    Panel Discussion on Opportunities and Experiences in the Market Place for Blind Individuals
    Blind Social Center
    4955 Broadway
    Blind & Low Vision Event Flyer

    Sunday, March 6, 2016
    Disability Awareness through the Arts Contest
    MBCAD Gardner Center
    540 South Lake Street

    Monday, March 14 
    Leaders for Competers: ADA Compliance for Economic Development
    Redevelopment Office, 839 Broadway, 2nd floor
    11:00 AM
    *presentation for City of Gary commerce directors only

    Wednesday, March 16
    Mayor’s Organization on Disability Luncheon
    Genesis Convention Center
    1 Genesis Center Plz
    11:30 AM

    Tuesday, March 22
    A moment in time, an experiential activity on Disability
    830 Broadway

    Thursday, March 31
    A conversation including Accessible Gardens
    Green Urbanism/Environmental Affairs
    839 Broadway
    5;30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Thursday, March 31
    Lake Shore Center for Independent Living
    Presentation:  Community Engagement for Inclusion
    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM