Our very own Tanya Mazur (bottom row, center) represented ODC at this weekend's Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church Mission Fair in Stevens Point. Frame Church has supported ODC programs for many years; this year's grant dollars will be used to pay for ODC participants to attend the Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference, which will be held October 29 – 31 in Wisconsin Dells.
This conference, attended by ODC participants and staff each year, works to empower people with disabilities to have more control over their lives. More than 600 people attend the conference to learn more about self-determination and self-directed supports, so they can live independently and be contributing members of their communities.
The conference is designed to bring people with disabilities together to increase their confidence and find their voice. Learning more about the programs and services available to them, and how they can speak out about their wants and needs, is an important take-away for all who attend.
Thank you, Frame Church members!