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Date(s) - 06/15/15
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Quest Conference Center


Upcycling Sheltered Workshops:  A Revolutionary Approach to Transforming Sheltered Workshops into Creative Community Spaces

The Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) and the United States Department of Justice are sweeping the country and demanding a change in the way services are delivered to individuals with disabilities. Services must be provided in integrated, community settings.  UpCycling Sheltered Workshops is an approach to providing integrated services by turning the sheltered workshops into the community!  UpCycling Sheltered Workshops is about social change.  We offer a 12 Stage (Creative Abundance) Model for changing traditional sheltered workshops into community centers.  We believe that everything we need to make this change already exists:  abundance and creativity.

Join Susan Dlouhy and Patty Mitchell for this exciting Intensive One Day Symposium

8:30am                           Registration

9:ooam – 9:30am          Introduction to Upcycling Sheltered Workshops

9:30am -12:00              The Creative Abundance Model

12:00 – 1:00pm             Lunch (provided)

1:00pm – 3:00pm        The Creative Abundance Model

3:00pm -4:00pm         Group Discussion

All participants will be asked to read Upcycling Sheltered Workshops prior to attending the symposium. The symposium will include ample time for discussion, questions and brainstorming.

Cost:  $119 per person (includes lunch and a copy of the book (Upcycling Sheltered Workshops by Susan Dlouhy and Patty Mitchell)

$99  per person for 3 or more from the same agency (groups are highly encouraged to attend)

“The Creative Abundance Model is the innovative core of Upcycling Sheltered Workshops. With Susan and Patty’s approach, life happens, creativity is realized, and authentic engagement becomes the norm. Upcycling beats recycling every single day when it comes to people.”

Donna S. Collins, Executive Director, Ohio Arts Council


Bookings are closed for this event.