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 create 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 JJsList.com 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.
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.