Developing Artist Talent


The consumers loved the evening painting class on February 13th at Ottawa Friendship House.


February Events

Developmental Training Program

2/13 6:30 pm Painting Class in the Galley  $10 Fee per person

2/14 9:30am  Reading and Signing at Opportunity School

2/14 1:30  Valentines Dance

2/15 1:30  YMCA Activity Groups

2/19 Main Campus Closed for President’s Day

2/21 FH Buddies at McKinley School

Disability Etiquette Resources

Why practice Disability Etiquette?

  • Good business sense
  • Easy way to make people with disabilities feel welcome
  • Everyone can feel more comfortable and interact more productively and effectively

Resources: National Organization on Disabilities

American Association of People with Disabilities

Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living

Remember that people with disabilities, like all people are experts on themselves.

Adults with disabilities want to be treated as independent people.

Don’t assume everyone with disabilities needs assistance. Ask before you help.

See and address the person first not the disability for example, “person who uses a wheelchair” not a”wheelchair-bound person”

Winter Fun

IMG_20180115_111213686The men and women in our geriatric program recalled their childhood experiences of building snowmen. The staff brought winter inside and each individual created their own little snowman in the warmth of the classroom.