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Monday, October 25, 2021

Congratulations to Art Enables! Well deserved!



It's time to celebrate! Art Enables won three categories in Washington City Paper's Best of 2021: Best Art Class, Best Art Collection, & Best Commercial Art Gallery! Thank you to everyone who voted for us -- this is awesome and we are beyond grateful!

We were also voted 2nd as Best Arts & Culture Nonprofit and as a finalist for Museum and Gallery You Missed Most.




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Friday, October 1, 2021

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October 2021



From the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy: “The theme for NDEAM 2021, ‘America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,’ reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To read more on this story, click here: National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October 2021



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Monday, September 27, 2021

Mayor Bowser and DC Health Advise Eligible Residents to Receive Their Booster Shot



(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, as the District remains very focused on ensuring all eligible residents have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Mayor Bowser and DC Health are also encouraging members of the community who are eligible for a booster shot to get their third dose. Previously, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had already recommended that people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised (have a weakened immune system) receive three doses of a mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) rather than two doses. This third dose was recommended because sometimes people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised do not build enough (or any) protection when they first get a vaccination.

This week’s recommendations around booster shots are specific to individuals who received the Pfizer vaccine and who received their second dose at least six months ago.

To read more on this story, click here: Mayor Bowser and DC Health Advise Eligible Residents to Receive Their Booster Shot



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Ruth Christ Sullivan, pioneering advocate for people with autism, dies at 97



When her son Joseph was diagnosed with autism in 1963, Ruth Christ Sullivan found herself marooned, cast aside by pediatricians, child psychiatrists and other experts who offered few resources and little support. “He will always be a little odd,” one psychiatrist said of her 3-year-old. “There’s nothing wrong with your little boy,” another told her. “You’re just an overanxious mother.”

At the time, autism was believed to be caused by cold, unloving parents — specifically “refrigerator mothers” whose lack of maternal warmth stymied their children’s ability to communicate and socialize. But Dr. Sullivan was certain that theory was false: She had seven children, each of whom she loved and nurtured, and only one with autism.

To read more on this story, click here: Ruth Christ Sullivan, pioneering advocate for people with autism, dies at 97


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