"The art studio makes me happy and I can be myself there." - a quote from a client we serve.
Sunflower Diversified Services Inc. (SDS) in Central Kansas has been focused on serving people with developmental and intellectual disabilities for over one half century. It is our vision to facilitate a journey to help them achieve independence through a variety of vocational opportunities. Beautiful Minds Art Studio is an actual art studio and is not just a way to provide an "activity" or "craft time". The studio plays a significant role in working to accomplish SDS' goal of providing opportunities to the people we serve to be able to achieve his/her fullest potential while participating in and contributing to all aspects of life. When the artist begin a project, they start with something they look at as just a canvas, brush, or mound of clay. They work with their project and put their feelings and personality into it. By the time they are finished, they've expressed themselves in a way words never could.