The art class is part of McCord Gallery and Cultural Center’s new outreach program. Park Lawn began working with McCord in June 2012 with group of individuals with developmental disabilities attending McCord’s facility.
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The art professionals at McCord Gallery and Cultural Center will teach this class to a group of Park Lawn participants providing a form of expression and communication to individuals with developmental disabilities. It will also provide more comfort for Park Lawn’s participants being a familiar environment.
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The McCord Gallery & Cultural Center was formed through the interests and hard work of the local community. A passionate group of volunteers assembled by the Village of Palos Park determined the fate of the McCord House…to be an arts center. It was incorporated with 501(c) 3 status in February 2003 and more information is available at www.mccordgallery.org.
Park Lawn is a non-profit organization offering a variety of programs and services such as adult developmental training, residential facilities, vocational training, supported employment and more for individuals with developmental disabilities since 1955. The mission of Park Lawn is to provide services that promote independence, choice and access to community for people with developmental disabilities. More information about Park Lawn can be found at www.parklawn.com.