What we're about
The Mainstreaming on Main Street® (MoMS) is an opportunity for persons with disabilities to engage with others for the purpose of personal and professional development.
• We all have unique skills and abilities.
• We are most creative and productive when we are engaged in the things we are passionate about.
• We want to be engaged in productive activities, even if they do not include financial reward.
• As people with disabilities we would rather: be interdependent than dependant, do with others than have done for us, find justice rather than receive charity.
We connect with each other as whole people who happen to have disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We learn from each other. We regularly; sing, say, sign, tap, type, or simply hold in our hearts the following:
“I am not looking for no champion of my freedom
I am anything but anybody’s foundling.” (236-6132, © 2001 David Robert Carter (BMI)). If you are a person with a disability or if you lack a disability but identify with the statements above you can be a part of Mainstreaming on Main Street. There is always opportunity to participate in bridging the gap between: dependence and interdependence; doing for and doing with; charity and justice.