March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
"Ability at Work" is the theme for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2014. CCBDD and other related organizations celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, and invite you to consider the true meaning of this year’s theme, “Ability at Work!"
Statewide, and across the nation, organizations devoted to serving individuals with developmental disabilities are planning special events in March to raise public awareness of the many abilities people have, regardless of disability.
“Ability @ Work” encourages people to understand that when people with disabilities are welcomed into local neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, and churches everyone wins. “This is a time when our organization focuses on encouraging the public to better understand the individuals we serve,” said CCBDD Superintendent Bill Devon. “During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we encourage people to learn more about the people in this community who have developmental disabilities, and to recognize that all of us have talents and abilities that we can offer to make Columbiana County a better place to live.”
CCBDD has many events planned at various locations thoughout the month of March for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month including a client -vs- staff basketball game, which will be played at Lisbon's David Anderson High School Gymnasium on Wednesday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m. Watch for event notices with times and dates on our Facebook page.
During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, get acquainted with someone who has a developmental disability. You’ll learn that everyone has something to offer and that and when we are all together our communities are stronger, we accomplish more, and everyone wins!