One the goals of the ARTS with Grace is to create social groups of  5 -7 people so each person can have a small group of friends with similar interest, etc. I had been working on how to designate the groups without creating a limiting factor such as age or diagnosis. I was talking to another board member at pottery last week and we decided to designate the groups by birds. Afterall, all types of birds share the same tree. So the analogy being all types of people share the same community.  So our first social group is called The Roadrunners. (And yeah, I know that roadrunners don’t hang out much in trees but the idea still works. 😉 It just shows our first group is unique even among the bird varieties.) Our first group, The Roadrunners, happens to be a group of young men in the 20’s and 30’s.  Anyone, of course, is welcome to join this group. And we are also ready to start additional social groups. The ARTS with Grace is working to get the resources and connections to events and art opportunities for adults with disabilities or other special needs groups. Now we need parents, waiver staff, volunteers, etc to be event leaders and work with the Board to head up another social group to bring opportunities for friendships to a special needs group.

~It’s not what we have in life that matters, but who we have in our lives that matters.