Looking at Sheltered Workshop Models and the Creative Alternatives
Sheltered workshops have given disabled individuals a chance to contribute to society through employment opportunities. But the work can often be dull and sometimes exploitative. Last summer, President Obama passed a bill that has caused some workshops to close and others to adapt. We'll look at how some workshops are transforming into productive and creative spaces.
- Susan Dlouhy, president of Norwich Consulting Services, co-author of Upcycling Sheltered Workshops
- Patty Mitchell, artist and co-author of Upcycling Sheltered Workshops
- Kurt Schmitter, ?Director of Workforce Development at Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities
- Kathy Ditson, program manager at S&H Products