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The Disability Awareness Players Are On A Roll

Posted by on November 9, 2015 - 5 Comments

During this Summer of 2015, IMG_5415the Disability Awareness Players have been on an exciting roll of trainings.

Thanks to a grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation and the ADA25 Chicago efforts, the Players had the opportunity to bring their message to the Brookfield Zoo, the Harris Theater, Adler University, the Merit School of Music, the Shedd Aquarium, Baxter Healthcare, Cigna Healthspring, and the Lincoln Elementary School in District 112 all in the last two months!

With such a diverse series of trainings, one of the natural questions is what the difference between each audience is.  If you consider that we’ve worked with major Chicago cultural museums, corporations with thousands of employees, small business consortiums and then gone to visit elementary school classrooms, we’ve seen it all!

One of our major stated goals is to IMG_5467create an environment where it’s easy and fun to communicate about the environments that individuals with disabilities face on a daily basis.  We find that children are often more eager to engage and will spring right up to volunteer for role-plays while adults are generally a bit more reserved.

The Disability Awareness Players have proven themselves to be resilient and accommodating even when things don’t go perfectly.  We’ve had sound systems go bonkers and we’ve had a rotation of players coming in and out for each training, depending on who is available for that day.

We are always looking for more Players and we appreciate all the hard work that each of the Players and the staff do to make each and every Disability Awareness Training a unique, experiential, and memorable event for the businesses and schools who make the committment to become #DisabilityAware.  IARFGroup

Congratulations to both the Players and every business, staff member, or student who joined us at a Disability Awareness Training on a fantastic Disability Awareness month in October of 2015!  We look forward to many more opportunities to engage for the benefit of everybody involved.


matthew lachapelle says:
Nov 10, 2015

i love what i read you guys are doing a great thing here. You guy are making the whole world different ways, you are making every thing good in life

Lynn Walsh says:
Nov 10, 2015

Thanks to all of the Disability Awareness Players for sharing your talents and expertise! Your work is making a big difference in Chicago.

time now says:
Nov 17, 2015

Congratulations. It’s great to see how far the Disability Awareness Players have come!

my site whois says:
Jan 27, 2016

Thanks, Shuling! You were a huge part of it all!

time now says:
Dec 09, 2015

It’s been so much fun training at all these different places! Here’s to many more great trainings!

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