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In Virginia, 11% of the population has a disability, and many barriers exist for this community as they seek opportunities for employment, post-secondary education, financial independence, transportation, and housing. Each year, since 2017, the VMHC has partnered with the The Next Move Program—a nonprofit organization that provides work and educational experiences to young adults with disabilities—to present capABLE, a display in the VMHC's The Story of Virginia exhibition featuring the remarkable stories of young adults with diverse abilities and demonstrates how our entire community thrives when the disability community is included.

In partnership with The Next Move Program, the VMHC will display the inspirational portraits from the 2020 capABLE Campaign. Beyond the beautiful series of portraits, this display proves the power of inclusion, demonstrating that when we’re all allowed to participate the entire community benefits. 

View all portraits and read participant bios.

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the VMHC hosted a Curators At Work virtual program on October 9, 2020. Sr. Director for Curatorial Affairs Andrew Talkov, Next Move Program Executive Director Elizabeth Redford, and capABLE model Ryann Kress discussed the importance of including people with diverse abilities in the historical narrative.

Exhibition Information

Sat Oct 17 2020, 10:00amThu Dec 31 2020, 5:00pm
Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
In The Story of Virginia

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