Social Enterprise

OADS joined UCP of the North Bay, a provider of employment, education, and recreation services to people with disabilities, in 2013.   With this partnership, there are even more opportunities for people with disabilities in Sonoma County.

OADS offers a variety of work, continuing education, and recreation opportunities to support people with disabilities in pursuing their dreams. OADS also offers transportation services, behavior support services, and volunteer opportunities.

Work First

  • Creating jobs for people with disabilities is the foundation of our program.
  • OADS supports employees with disabilities to learn and practice valuable work skills while earning market rate wages.
  • Through strong partnerships with a long list of local businesses, our employees with
  • disabilities develop a strong work ethic,expand their independence, and increase their self-reliance.
  • Employees with disabilities complete work at OADS and at business locations throughout Sonoma County.

The Open Studio

  • The Open Studio supports artists with disabilities to create, market, and sell their original artwork in galleries and at venues throughout Sonoma and Marin Counties.
  • Artists with disabilities are  brought  into the mainstream in partnership with arts
  • associations and mentor artists throughout Sonoma County.

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Highlights of DAY 2 of the 15th Annual Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference presented by The Arc of California, Easterseals and United Cerebral Palsy. Thank you so much to our intelligent, innovative and inspiring speakers and presenters: Connie Garner of Easterseals, Comedian and Actress Maysoon Zayid, Dante Allen of California ABLE Act Board, Robert Espinoza of PHI, Kristen Pederson of The Arc San Francisco, Tori Trentacoste of United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay, The Arc of California Board Members Pat Hornbecker and Grace Huerta, Scott Graves of the California Budget & Policy Center, Aaron Carruthers of California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Jeffrey Popkin of BARC (Bakersfield ARC), and Ana Garcia-Ashley of Gamaliel Network.

We also presented Assemblyman Dr. Joaquin Arambula with our well-deserved Legislative Champion Award.

We have a great program planned for tomorrow too! The agenda is posted on our website at TheArcCA.org/Conference.
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Jen Whalen, Director
Steve Gatlin, Manager
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