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The Arc of Greater Cleveland’s 2019 Legacy Reception
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Please join us in honoring these Clevelanders who have improved the lives of individuals with disabilities:

  • Ben Bonanno
  • Michael Drops
  • Barbara Obiaya
  • Tony Thomas

Buy tickets at Eventbrite.com

  • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided
  • $50 per person
  • Free for all Self-Advocates

The Arc’s Wings for Autism/Wings for All program
Saturday, October 26, 2019 | Check in is at 9:30 AM | Boarding time is 11 AM

The Wings for All program allows families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the confidence to fly aboard a commercial airliner by providing an airport rehearsal, which may alleviate some of the stress that these families experience when traveling. Families get the change to experience and learn about how their loved ones will react to different stimuli in the airport, as well as a presentation on the aircraft features and in-flight safety protocols. The Arc of Greater Cleveland, local partners, and airport/airline/TSA personnel work collaboratively to design and carry out each Wings event, which includes:

  • Check-in to receive boarding passes
  • Pass through the TSA security checkpoint
  • Wait in the boarding area
  • Board an aircraft (that does not take off)

To sign up for The Arc’s Wings for Autism/Wings for All free program at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, please sign up at https://tinyurl.com/yybkmas9

Lunch is provided.


PEOPLE FIRST PROGRAM: WHAT IS A SELF-ADVOCATE?

YOU are a self-advocate; if you have ever spoken up for what you believe in, especially if it is to someone who thinks they know what is best for you or someone who wants to have control over your life.

YOU are a self-advocate, if you have taken responsibility for your life in some way.

YOU are a self-advocate, if you have ever questioned people’s expectations of you.

YOU are a self-advocate, if you have ever joined a self-advocacy group and believe that the group’s work is going to make life better for people with disabilities.

Even if you have never done any of these things, YOU can become a self-advocate by getting involved so come to one of our People First meetings listed below.

Use your voice to make a choice!

Goals of People First of Cuyahoga County:

  • Community awareness
  • Teaching our communities about people with disabilities
  • Community support
  • Advocating for the supports people need to live, work and be a part of the community
  • Health insurance
  • Promoting various ways for self-advocates to work and obtain health insurance

Meetings are from 6:30-8:00pm at Cleveland Clinic Independence, 5001 Rockside Road, Lower Level Conference Room A on the following dates:

  • Monday, 17 June 2019
  • Monday, 15 July 2019
  • Monday, 19 August 2019
  • Monday, 16 September 2019**
  • Monday, 21 October 2019
  • Monday, 18 November 2019
  • Monday, 16 December 2019**

** Special Events. RSVP required.

Directions to Cleveland Clinic Independence Family Health Center

From the North
Take I-77S. Exit for Rockside Road (Exit #155). Turn right on Rockside Road. The
Cleveland Clinic Building will be on the right-hand side, less than 0.1 miles.

From the South
Take I-77N. Exit for Rockside Road (Exit #155). Turn Left on Rockside Road. The
Cleveland Clinic Building will be on the right-hand side, less than 0.1 miles.

From the East
Take I-480W. Exit for Rockside Road (#20A). Turn right on Rockside Road. The
Cleveland Clinic Building will be on the right-hand side, less than 0.1 miles.

From the West
Take I-480 E. Exit for Rockside Road (#20B). Turn right on Rockside Road. The
Cleveland Clinic Building will be on the right-hand side, less than 0.1 miles.

 

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