Morgan's work at InsideOut Studio in Hamilton has developed her skills as an artist, public speaker, and an advocate for others with developmental disabilities.
For the three years that Morgan Gattermeyer has worked at InsideOut Studio on High Street in Hamilton, she has been asked to work toward a goal. This year, her goal is to be a public speaker for the studio.
Gattermeyer has already proven she's making good on that goal - and making a statewide impact.
She was selected to serve on the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, an advocacy group creating change that improves independence, productivity, and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities and their families in community life.
Morgan recently traveled to the Ohio Statehouse for Easterseals Ohio Advocacy Day, meeting with key legislators and policy makers to share the impact Easterseals in the 100 years since its founding in Elyria, Ohio, back in 1919.
She was even one of the featured artists who created Easterseals Ray of Hope Awards that were presented to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Senate President Larry Obhof, and Ohio House Speaker Rep. Larry Householder for their support of people living with disabilities.
“Working at InsideOut has changed me,” Gattermeyer shared. “It’s made me realize that if I take the time and focus, I can accomplish anything.”
And with the heart and passion of an advocate, her message is simple and profound on why art programs like this matter to people living with disabilities.
“We are people, too.”
Artist Morgan Gattermeyer, center, displays the Ray of Hope Award she created for Easterseals Ohio Advocacy Day. She is joined by Angela Williams (left), President and CEO of Easterseals, and Pam Green (right), President and CEO of Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati.
Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati envisions a local workforce of inclusion and opportunity for all people. Our workforce development programs offer one-on-one attention for people with developmental disabilities to meet their work and personal life goals. Your gift directly impacts those we serve by helping them achieve fulfilling, independent lives through employment. In addition to varied workforce programs, Easterseals disability services include recreational Adult Day Services.
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