Restaurant Week- Living Resources Style

Members of one of our residences celebrated Developmental Disability Awareness Month in style by creating their own version of “Restaurant Week.” The Residential House Manager, Alison Farron, and her staff brought their idea to their individuals with suggestions of which restaurants they might like to visit and the residents selected their favorite venues such as Texas Roadhouse, Hooters, Sake Japanese Restaurant, and a Ramen Bar.

Developmental Disability Awareness Month #DDAM highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.

This was just one of many weeklong-themed experiences our supported individuals participate in, the previous event was a movie week. The response to these activities is immediately evident-  the individuals relish experiencing community inclusion at the varied venues and the staff members cherish the thrill through the eyes of those they support.

What will the next activity be? We can’t wait to find out!

Restaurant Week