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The 2014 OPI theme – Ability @ Work – encourages all of us to focus on the talents and abilities of people and how they make a difference in our community. In crafting an awareness campaign, the right words and pictures send a powerful message that can encompass all ages, genders and talents. When planning your awareness efforts, consider how the people you support are living their lives and how they are impacting the people, places, and things around them. Focus on their abilities in all settings. That’s how this theme is intended to be used.
It can mean writing or pitching a feature story to local media on the impact a young man has at the business where he works or the young woman who volunteers at an animal shelter and has provided a loving home to a shelter animal. Both are examples of Ability @ Work.
It can mean picturing a boy with autism who helps his Boy Scout troop collect canned goods for a food bank or a teenage girl who uses a wheelchair and plays cymbals in the high school band. That’s Ability @ Work.
It can mean focusing on how a young adult communicates with her friends using an iPad or an older gentleman who volunteers to deliver the mail at a long-term care facility. More Ability @ Work!
You might also consider teaming up with a person you support or otherwise include in your circle of extended family and friends and volunteer together at a local charity. That’s Ability @ Work, times two.
Think about complementing your person-centered, ability-focused, local awareness campaign with the Ability @ Work logo, which can be found by taking the Media Kit link to the left. There you will find other valuable tools, like sample news releases, radio spots and more – all free of charge.
Remember, Ability @ Work is what we see when we truly see the person and understand that all people have abilities and something to offer - at school, work, home, and everywhere in between.
Our Store Front is now operational. You may review and purchase the items we offer to help with your 2014 awareness campaign. These items are designed to help generate the community enthusiasm and knowledge necessary for an effective public awareness campaign.
You may also take advantage of the free materials we
have posted on this website to assist in your public awareness campaigns
by clicking on the buttons marked Free Tools and Media Kit.