Success Story #3: Adrienne Becker

Above: Adrienne shows off some of her coloring artwork.

Adrienne Becker is a very talented young lady… just ask anyone who has seen her artwork! Adrienne’s art includes everything from painting and coloring to diamond art and string art. On any given day while at the PCADD Community Living Skills (CLS) program, Adrienne can be found either diligently working on her artwork or getting ideas from Pinterest using an I-Pad.

“Once she learns something, she just does it by herself” comments Deann Myers, her support staff with PCADD. PCADD staff initially introduced Adrienne to the world of arts and crafts, and have nurtured her interest in this area ever since. Deann also mentions that Adrienne has a real interest in exploring new forms of art, and this keeps staff on their toes.

Above: String art is something Adrienne is becoming accomplished at.

Artwork is her passion, but Adrienne has also seen success in other areas of her life throughout the years. Although content in her current situation in the PCADD CLS program, Adrienne has been successfully employed in the community in the past using supports provided by PCADD, and does not rule out pursuing employment again in the future, if it is a good fit for her. Adrienne has also volunteered her time with organizations such as Head Start and the Salvation Army.

Aside from honing her art skills while at CLS, Adrienne is also supported in accessing the community, doing things such as shopping and dining out. Adrienne lives in the community in a home with supports provided by Ruth Jensen Village, who also support Adrienne in accessing the greater Bowling Green area while she is at home.

Adrienne gets many of her artwork ideas from Pinterest. Above, Adrienne uses an I-Pad at the PCADD CLS program to explore Pinterest.

As far as future goals are concerned, Adrienne would like to attend formal art classes or an art school to further develop her skills as an artist. Although her artwork is just a hobby right now, Adrienne states, “I might want to try and sell it someday”.

Get out your checkbooks everyone!

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