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Each day, artists Faye Graye, Esther Tanahashi, and Yvette Lucas cultivate, educate, encourage, and bear witness to the artistic process of our WAE Center artists. They are truly passionate about their work as art facilitators and we are truly grateful they are part of the WAE Center.

As Women’s History Month draws to an end, what better way to celebrate all our women artists then to let Faye, Ester, and Yvette reflect on the women members with whom they work?

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The WAE Center is pleased to announce we are accepting entries for “The Art of Inclusion” – Pride virtual exhibition, which will be held June 1 to August 1, 2021. The entry deadline is April 2, 2021 and artists may submit a maximum of three works. The exhibition is open to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Artists with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as LGBTQ+ Allies. We are seeking artwork that expresses authentic and diverse viewpoints from the LGBTQ+ experience. Artists are encouraged to show us what being an LGBTQ+ person with IDD or ASD means to them and express what their Pride looks like. If you do not self-identify as LGBTQ+ […]

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Social justice is a topic covered by Let's talk about us class

In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to spotlight WAE to Connect’s “Let’s Talk About Us” class, where the work of understanding social justice issues is underway.

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LGBTQ+WAE holds second virtual meeting

Group for LGBTQ+ adults with developmental disabilities to meet via Zoom on February 16, 7pm, via Zoom. New members welcome!

LGBTQ+ WAE brings together people who share similar life experiences to enjoy the support of that community. The goal: to lessen the isolation and reduce stereotypes and misperceptions of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) who identify as LGBTQ+. Regularly scheduled online or in-person meetings allow participants to connect with others who deal with similar issues in a more diverse group than they might otherwise encounter.

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Community through Creativity – JDAIM 2021

Community through Creativity – JDAIM 2021 virtual exhibit runs February 5 – March 5 February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month The mission of Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is to unite Jewish communities worldwide to raise awareness and champion the rights of all Jews to be accepted and included in all aspects of Jewish life, like anyone else. JSDD’s WAE Center loves this season of synagogue exhibits For many years we have partnered with congregations throughout our community to shine a light on the artists, speakers, and worshippers who often go unseen because of their disabilities. The WAE Center sets up art exhibits and the hosting congregations arrange artist receptions, suppers, and Shabbat services, […]

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