By Cynthia Germain
A local event is being held in Sturgeon Bay in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month . An awareness showcase entitled More than Meets the Eye includes photographs of seven individuals who have disabilities and their stories about work and life. Jess Holland, Disability Specialist at the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Door County served on the committee that put together this awareness event with the idea in mind that we don’t always see the challenges and triumphs of another individual.
Holland tells of the polarizing sentiments of disability and employment as people feel like they are seen only for their disabilities and are capable of so much more than what others may expect from them. In addition, those applying for disability may be frustrated if denied, seeing others in their community that have been approved but with seemingly no outward disability. Awareness of these issues is at the forefront of this powerful show. An opening reception is being held in the Makers Space in Sturgeon Bay on October 12th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.