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Individuals

  • Alice K. Williams in memory of P and T
  • James Dobbins, Ph.D., ABPP

Mb Hopkins

Mb Hopkins, a local artist known for her social justice artwork, has offered her piece, “The Huddled Masses,” to the Breaking Silences Conference. Prints will be available for attendees onsite and online. Donations will be accepted for prints and proceeds will go towards Breaking Silences.

Organizations

3E Love, LLC

3E Love, LLC is a social entrepreneurial experiment to change the perception of disability. The company was started by siblings Annie & Stevie Hopkins in 2007 with the intent of promoting their unique symbol and social model of disability. The company's trademarked International Symbol of Acceptance (wheelchair heart logo) is the drive behind its social mission to provide the tools for others to embrace diversity, educate society, and empower each other to love life. What was once just a small Chicago disability pride clothing brand is now an international movement of acceptance. People with disabilities are everywhere, and thousands of t-shirts and other items later, so is the 3E Love message.  "3E Love is more than living disabled but is simply about living. Everyone has the freedom to live their life. We challenge you to do what you love, because you'll meet some amazing people along the way, and that, our friends, is how you'll enjoy this ride that 3E Love calls, life – “Embrace diversity. Educate your community. Empower each other. Love life." - 3E Love Founder, Annie Hopkins (1984-2009)

Custom Frame Services

Custom Frame Services has proudly served the private and commercial framing needs of
the Dayton community since 1993. A complete in-house framing facility,
 Custom Frame Services offer innovative framing solutions, from the simple to the complex.
 Our goal is to enhance and protect the memories, art and artifacts that are important to you.
 At Custom Frame Services, our master craftsman, Dave Crowell (certified with the Professional
Picture Framer’s Association) works with his team of talented artisans to meet all your framing
needs. Balancing old-world craftsmanship with computerized technology, Custom Frame 
Services brings picture framing into the 21st century with uniquely artistic vision.

1029 Wayne Ave. Dayton, Ohio 45410 937-220-9020 www.customframeservices.com

Equitas Health

Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio) is a regional not-for-profit community-based healthcare system founded in 1984. Its expanded mission has made it one of the nation’s largest HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) healthcare organizations. With 15 offices in 11 cities, it serves more than 67,000 individuals in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia each year through its diverse healthcare and social service delivery system focused around: primary and specialized medical care, dental services, behavioral health, HIV/STI prevention, advocacy, and community health initiatives.

The Equitas Health Pharmacy operates as a social enterprise for Equitas Health and is one of the pillars of the healthcare organization’s patient-centered care model. 100% of pharmacy profits are reinvested back into the organization’s programs and services, providing an earned income revenue line for the organization while providing a critical service for the community.

4400 N. High St., Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43214
p:(937) 623-1734
equitashealth.com

Gorman Hewitt Ayars Fund

The Gorman Foundation was established in 1968 by Gorman School Principal Helen M. Ayars, parents and friends. It was created to assist students and former students who needed equipment not covered by the Dayton Public School System’s general operating fund.

In 1981, members of the Gorman School Foundation and the Board of United Cerebral Palsy (now United Rehabilitation Services) joined together to establish the Gorman-Ayars Memorial Fund of United Cerebral Palsy.

In 1991, upon the death of Mrs. Gladys D. Hewitt, through her generous bequest, the fund’s name was changed to the Gorman-Hewitt-Ayars Memorial Fund of UCP. This name was changed in 1998 to the Gorman-Hewitt-Ayars Memorial Fund of United Rehabilitation Services. Its purpose remains as intended to assist residents of the Greater Dayton area with Cerebral Palsy or orthopedic disorders to obtain the maximum level of independence. Contact 937-853-5419.

Numotion

Numotion is the leading provider of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) in the United States. That means we’re helping thousands of people with individually configured, medically necessary mobility products and services. From manual and powered wheelchairs to disposable medical supplies that serve unique medical and functional needs, we are helping more people live more freely.

Our Purpose
Our customers are our purpose. Because we offer more access, expertise, advocacy and personalized care, we can better fulfill our mission and impact their lives. Learn more about our purpose.

Mission
Improving the lives of people with disabilities by enabling them to actively participate in everyday life.

Vision
Be the primary source for all mobility, independence and life-enhancing solutions; lead the industry innovation so all people with disabilities may thrive with personalized products and services.
 

Our Actions
Proactive. We anticipate your needs.

Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council

Established in 1992, the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council is composed of seven Governor-appointed council members that are a majority people with disabilities. The Council is responsible for the promoting of full access, inclusion, and independence of all individuals with disabilities in Ohio. The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council leads the development of the State Plan for Independent Living, which serves as the primary strategic plan for the Independent Living Program in Ohio. This State Plan allows Ohio to be eligible to receive Federal funding for the Independent Living Program and must be approved of by a majority of the Centers for Independent Living. The Council also has the responsibility to oversee the implementation of the State Plan and the monitoring and reporting of the activities.  The Council contributed funding to provide Live Streaming and Closed Captioning services for the conference to ensure inclusion and accessibility.

670 Morrison Rd., Suite 200, Gahanna, OH 43230
614-892-0390(v/tty)
1-800-566-7788(toll free)
614-861-0392(fax)

SYLK®

SYLK® is an all-natural, water based, perfectly PH balanced personal lubricant that moisturizes and supplements the body’s natural lubrication.  Taste-free, odor-free, long-lasting, and FDA cleared, this lubricant helps you have an O so delightful experience, naturally, without compromising your pleasure or your body’s natural balance. 

The Rubi Girls

The Rubi Girls are based out of Dayton, Ohio. They have traveled from shore to shore and everywhere in between to raise money for HIV and LGBT-related causes. To learn more about their story, check out rubigirls.com.

Wright State University Centers, Offices, and Programs

Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community. Accessibility is an essential feature of the Wright State campus, and we strive to create an inclusive community for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. Over 800 students with ADD/ADHD, learning, medical, physical, and/or psychological disabilities participate in our programs.

Diversity Inclusion Committee of the School of Professional Psychology

The School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) educates students for excellence and innovation in the practice of psychology. We aspire to ensure training that is oriented to both personal and professional development within a challenging and respectful environment which values diversity among faculty, staff, students, clients, and community. Valuing and celebrating diversity, in all its forms, is a central theme of the SOPP mission statement. The SOPP continues to devote itself to diffusing diversity throughout the program and is currently pioneering an innovative multiple-identities approach to teaching diversity content and theory

THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES

The Department of English Language and Literatures cultivates literacy in its broadest sense. We believe that our courses of study inspire students to excel in their use of language and literature. Because the study of English deals closely with the ways individuals use language in diverse cultural, historical, social, and rhetorical contexts, our department fosters the intellectual potential of all students by developing their powers of expression and judgment, and by awakening them to the varieties of lived and imagined human experiences.

The COllege of liberal arts theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures

The department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures at Wright State University prepares future professionals in the performing and creative arts.  They offer challenging academic programs leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts, with focuses in Acting, Dance, Design/Technology, Motion Pictures, Musical Theatre and Theatre Studies.  Graduates are prepared for award-winning work on stage, on screen, or behind the scenes.  Talent such as the likes of Ryan Scarlata (working at the Columbus Children’s Theatre, designing performances for people with sensory sensitivities), Hannah Beachler (production designer on Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and for Oscar-winning film, “Moonlight”), K. J. Hippensteel (lead actor in the West End production of “The Book of Mormon”) and the winner of the WSU 2017 Alumna of the Year award, Nicole Scherzinger (singer for “The Pussycat Dolls,” actor, and “Dancing with the Stars” season 10 winner) are but a few of the amazing alumni to have come out of the program.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES AND DISABILITY ISSUES (SARDI)

Boonshoft School of Medicine-Wright State University

SARDI Program seeks to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities, including those who are concurrently affected by behavioral health issues. The SARDI Program achieves its objective by conducting collaborative and participatory research; developing intervention approaches and training; and disseminating related information.

Women’s Center

The Women’s Center, in close and intentional collaboration with partners and constituents, will transform Wright State University so that women, gender queer, and gender fluid individuals experience an inclusive, safe environment in which all people are supported, challenged, encouraged, and connected. The Women’s Center transforms our community by advocating for equity, eliminating gender-based barriers, and providing diverse educational opportunities that are intersectional and for the benefit of all.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program that places women and other marginalized peoples in all their diversity at the center of scholarly inquiry. A wide array of courses examine how gender and sexuality influence our personal identities, cultural and artistic expressions, social arrangements, political and economic systems, and our ways of knowing and understanding the world.