As a nonprofit organization, New Avenues depends upon support from the community to achieve our mission.  Since 2015, our annual Applause events have helped us raise over $350,000 in funds to support the amazing people we serve.

Taking place at a rotating event space each fall, Applause gathers friends, supporters, family members, and the individuals we serve for a fun and inspiring night filled with food, drinks, music and dancing, a keynote speaker, auctions, raffles, a wine pull and more—all as we celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities and honor the work of those who advocate for them. Support for this event helps us ensure that people with Down Syndrome, autism, and other disabilities are empowered to live independently, enjoying lives that are fulfilled and successful.

2020: Applause at the Grand Carousel

Saturday, August 29th, 2020, 6:00—10:30 PM

Cleveland History Center

10825 East Blvd

Cleveland, OH 44106

This is one you won't want to miss! Be a kid again on the original Euclid Beach Grand Carousel!

This year’s Applause event will be even more fabulous than last year! Applause at the Grand Carousel will take place at the Cleveland History Center at University Circle on Saturday, August 29th from 6:00-10:30PM.

Take a ride, enjoy food stations intermingled with the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum Collection, and dance the night away! So mark your calendars, tell your friends and stay tuned for more exciting details!

2019: Applause at the La Salle

Presented by

Saturday, September 28th, 2019, 6:00—10:00 PM

The La Salle Theatre, Cleveland

821 East 185th Street

Cleveland, OH 44119

View the full photo album here.


17608 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, OH 44112


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2018 New Avenues to Independence, Inc.