Spectrum for Living held their annual Disability Awareness Week March 6th through March 10th to coincide with National Disability Awareness Month. Clients, staff, and Spectrum for Living friends and family participated in a week-long celebration consisting of theme days, special events, dance parties, and more.
From Mission Monday to Twin Tuesday and Walt Disney Wednesday, employees and clients had the opportunity to showcase their creativity while supporting disability pride. Followed by Tropical Thursday and ending with Fan Friday, the Spectrum team had a blast celebrating disability awareness, self-empowerment, and client appreciation.
“At Spectrum for Living, we celebrate our clients all year long, honoring their skills, abilities, and passions. We were thrilled to be able to host a week-long event that gave our many employees the opportunity to engage in new activities with our clients” shared Christopher Perry, President & CEO of Spectrum for Living. “Our staff had a wonderful time dressing to the theme of each day and connecting with our clients through common interests, like their favorite Disney characters and sports teams.”
Spectrum for Living’s Disability Awareness Week also included support from local businesses and community volunteers, who dedicated their time to attend community field trips, arts and crafts workshops, and organization-wide dances.
“We were fortunate enough to have community volunteers like M&T Bank, the Knights of Columbus, and students from Immaculate Heart Conception and Bogota High School join our festivities by hosting a client bowling event, dance party, and arts and crafts night” shared Elizabeth Boyajian, Spectrum for Living’s Director of Development. “Their volunteerism and efforts towards ensuring our clients had a week of appreciation was heartwarming.”
If you are interested in supporting Spectrum for Living’s engaging programs and events contact Elizabeth Boyajian, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how.