Group for LGBTQ+ Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Hold Virtual Meeting on October 18. New Members Welcome
LGBTQ+ WAE, scheduled to meet virtually on October 18 at 7 pm, offers a safe space for LGBTQ+ adults with developmental disabilities to interact with others who share similar experiences. Offered by the Wellness, Art and Enrichment (WAE) Center, Livingston, NJ, the group continues to invite new members, including allies, to attend.
By: WAE Center
LGBTQ+ WAE allows LGBTQ+ individuals a place to learn and socialize. It creates a safe space to explore and express individual identities.
Lisa Corner has taken over the role of group facilitator from Oscar Marin, who helped develop LGBTQ+ WAE in 2018. Lisa has been involved with the LGBTQ+ rights community for many years. She says, "I'm passionate about creating inclusive communities where all people are valued and able to express their full humanity. I'm excited to continue and expand the LGBTQ+ WAE program Oscar started."
Lisa has an MA in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University and has been a NJ teacher for over 20 years. The last three years Lisa spent as Director of PALS at Carmel Academy in Greenwich and then began a successful and progressive inclusion pathway for 2E K-8 students at The Mead School in Stamford.
About LGBTQ+ WAE and the WAE Center
LGBTQ+ WAE (www.jsddmetrowest.org/
The WAE (Wellness, Arts, Enrichment) Center, a Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) service, is an adult day program focused on adaptive arts and personal growth. The Center was founded on the belief and knowledge that each individual possesses the potential for creating a meaningful life, a process the Center calls "Finding the Spark Within." WAE's distinctive, holistic approach is built around tenets including dedication to the individual, unconditional acceptance, promoting self-expression, and embracing diversity and inclusion.