Embracing the Gifts of Children and Adults with Disabilities
Sunday, November 11, 2007 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
at Speedway United Methodist Church
5065 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46224
Gayle Foy
Arts, Religion, Humanities
Event Format:
Discussion, Exhibit, Hands-on Activity, Panel, Performance, Workshop
Adult of all ages, Children (elementary school), Seniors, Young adults (18-40), Youth (middle/high school)
Gayle Foy

Event Description:

A pianist gives a sold-out concert. An artist shows his work in a professional gallery. A choir moves an entire auditorium. A family finds joy every day. These simple yet extraordinary events have one thing in common—they feature a person with a disability. Gayle Foy, local advocate and disability activist, will lead a panel discussion with experienced parents of adults and children with disabilities as they explore the enormous gifts that individuals with disabilities bring to families and communities. Participants will also enjoy a choral performance by children and youth with disabilities as well as a display of family-created artwork. Admission is free. Classroom resources are available. Presented by VSA arts of Indiana, Indiana Down Syndrome Foundation, and Speedway United Methodist Church.


Questions? Call 317-974-4123 or e-mail


For more information on how this event links to Indiana’s academic standards, contact Kendra Clauser, 317-278-0424 or