An executive order has been issued from Governor Tom Wolf initiating “Employment First” Policy and Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Pennsylvanians with a Disability. This petition is very important because if ODP moves forward with this plan, then many adults with intellectual disabilities and autism will be left without employment and day programs. All Day Programs and vocational workshops maybe eliminated and closed. This consolidation of services, pushing care on to the families already stressed, increasing the demand for DSP and restricting choice for our consumers. These consumers will not be able to go to a Community Supported program and will be forced to stay home without Day Programs in place. This completely takes away from their rights and their choices are limited. To sign online you can simply click "Save our Program" at the top the page. This will link you to sign the online petition for the upcoming change in the work field for adults who are developmentally disabled.
Meet our Artist of the Month Tommy
ArtWorks Gallery & Studio is a fully licensed Day Program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer waiver eligible services for adults with special needs.
Tommy is new to Artworks. Tommy was given a pallet knife and paint on his first day to see what he can do, and in no time his first abstract painting was created. Tommy has an innate sense of design. While he attends ArtWorks he is instructed on various techniques in the application of acrylic paint. He starts heavy with his paint and moved on to smaller strokes to execute every detail of his work. Watching the enjoyment on his face while creating his pieces is very rewarding, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for him. Tommy’s Beautiful work has been exhibited in the December 20106 student showcase. He is starting to make quite a reputation for himself and is beginning to be one of our collected artists. Tommy’s work will be showcased in our February 2017 First Friday at ArtWorks Gallery and Studio, Scranton PA.
ArtWorks is part of Keystone Community Resources. Find out more about all of our programs and services by visiting the websites below.