Area Residential Care, a non-profit agency that provides services for adults with intellectual disabilities, received a Mediacom Arts & Culture Grant in the amount of $2,000 to partner with Clarke University’s Art Department in creating two customized murals for Area Residential Care’s Day Habilitation (DayHab) Program.
Area Residential Care’s day habilitation services assist individuals in developing or maintaining life skills and community integration. Services are designed to enhance the individual’s intellectual functioning, physical and emotional health and development, language and communication development, functional skill development, responsibility and self-direction, daily living skills, mobility, self-advocacy and socialization.
Working with Clarke University professor Jessie Rebik, students sought input from the individuals served in DayHab to assist in the design of each mural. This group of individuals was able to provide their feedback and ideas to the students and visited Clarke University to see the progress being made. Area Residential Care hosted a reception to view the completed murals on May 18.