Inclusion Center

Brattleboro, Vermont 


INCLUSION CENTER


Inclusion Center is a free drop in, activity center by and for all people with disabilities, medical concerns and interested community members.  


At Inclusion Center we decide what activities to pursue and then we make it all happen- while also sorting out how to make each activity accessible for all.



NEW TO INCLUSION CENTER? 
 Interested in learning about Inclusion Center along with others 
who have never attended a session? 
Join us the first week of each month. 
Email [email protected] to learn more, 
and for our zoom link.


UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, 

I.C. IS MEETING THROUGH ZOOM.


EMAIL US FOR MORE INFORMATION


 [email protected]




We have Zoom sessions every Monday, Tuesday and Friday,
and we meet in person at the common in Brattleboro on Thursdays.
 
                                         Monday 
10:30 We begin with Work Group and/or checking in, and chatting. 
11:30 Improv with Robin Zegge. 
12:30 Close

                                       Tuesday
10:30 Work Group and/or checking in. 
11:00 Conversation Cafe.
12:00 Close

                                    Thursday (at the common)
1:30 Hang out/play/chat
3:00 Close
                                        Friday
10:30 Work Group and/or checking in/chatting.
11:00 Games and silliness
12:30 Close 


Links to Zoom sessions are only shared through emails. 

As with everything I.C., everyone is welcome to our zoom sessions. Invite others! The more -the merrier!



ONGOING PROJECTS
 during these Covid times!
 
We share these through 
facebook, youtube and emails. 
Join us!

                          Famous painting project
    Draw a famous painting then add yourself to the painting.  
                                      Video project
              Create a short entertaining video of any sort.

to see one of our videos


Writing project
Write a short story and share it with us. Add some art or have someone else from Inclusion Center do the art for your story!

Facilitating project
 Co-facilitate any activity that interests you. Like to tell jokes? Lead a session of joke telling. Like to knit? Teach us how we can knit. Want to play a game? Choose the game and lead. As always together we will sort out how to include everyone in the games and activities and will sort out how to do the activities on zoom.

View from your window project
 Share photos of what you're seeing outside of your windows!


Hairstyle project
Share photos of your evolving hairstyles! 

We have a new private, closed facebook group for conversing. If you would like to chat, let us know. This group is heavily moderated.

 

COVID TIME

During this extraordinary time

Think about others at I.C. 

Check in with them. Not everyone is fine. 

All of us are lonely, bored, scared, confused, and more. 

Some are feeling these more often or deeply than others.

 Make the calls, check in through email or facebook. 

Connect socially! 

It's physical distancing that matters now, not social distancing.


ZOOM ETIQUETTE FOR I.C.

Please be quiet when joining our Zoom Room. Chances are a conversation or activity will be in progress when you join the session. Come in, watch, listen and then jump into whatever is happening.

The zoom room opens at 10:30 for chatting and catching up.
Our activities begin at 11:00 and end promptly at 12:30 on Mondays and Fridays, and 12:00 on Tuesdays.
We now leave the zoom room open after scheduled activities have ended. The room is open until 2:00. All are welcome to hang out there. There is no facilitator from the end of activities on.

At each zoom session, as with all i.c. sessions, one person speaks at a time, and each person speaks.
Be aware of others, speak- then pause, this gives other people space to speak.

Leaving your camera on (if your camera is working) is preferable as it is more comfortable for the group.

As always, we’d like your input on all things I.c.

Inclusion Center is only as good as those who show up, speak up and help with ideas and input.
We need each person who attends to have an idea or two of activities to share with the group. Without ideas, we have nothing!

Thanks for joining us. We’re happy to have you!



LOCAL VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST US WITH DEVICES!

We have a group of volunteers who are ready to help you hook up 

and set up your devices (ipads, tablets, phones, or laptops). 

Through their assistance you will then be able to participate with I.C. zoom sessions easily. Please let others know about this service. 








Inclusion Center,  free, all volunteer, and all are welcome. 

Inclusion Center, a registered non profit, 501c3, is an unaffiliated, independent program.



One Call Away!

                                               VOTING 

is a very important action for all people to take! 

All people with disabilities have the right to vote! 

Follow this link to register to vote, 

sign up for an absentee ballot and more. 

We at Inclusion Center will be discussing the many topics related to voting in the coming months. 

MY VOTER PAGE




Inclusion Center, a local non profit, drop-in center by and for people with medical issues or disabilities, is looking for one or two dedicated individuals to join our board. 

While we are a small program, we create quality activities for dozens of individuals each week, and we do this for free. 

In order for IC to continue working at this high level we need a few new board members who can volunteer 2 hours a month. 

We are looking for people who understand the incredible and far reaching value of our program. 

If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected]





We, at Inclusion Center, created a video for Paula Poundstone's song 'Not my butterfingers'. Paula and her staff loved our video!  Listen to the podcast 'Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone!' and hear them mention Inclusion Center on their show!  

GO INCLUSION CENTER!!!



Some things need to change!




Stay safe everyone and remember, 
it's not social distancing that is needed, 
it's only physical distancing that is necessary!

Be sure to connect with others.