March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Each year, during March – Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month – CCBDD focuses on peoples’ abilities and similarities rather than differences, and encourages everyone to welcome people with developmental disabilities into their communities. Many new opportunities are emerging in this spirit throughout the state, including community-based employment options and residential opportunities that more fully integrate people with disabilities. The 2015 theme for DD Awareness Month, reflects this spirit — “Can Do, Like You!”
The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce that the Annual Staff Versus Comets Basketball Classic, the highlight event in celebration of DD Awareness Month, has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. The game will be held at Lisbon David Anderson High School gymnasium. Come on out and see the CCBDD Staff Team take on the Columbiana Comets basketball team.
CCBDD to Host Best Buddies Friendship Walk May 9, 2015
On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the Columbiana County Board of DD will host a Friendship Walk in support of Best Buddies Ohio. Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501-c-3 organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies aims to create a local chapter in Ohio, and this event is our effort to assist them in achieving their goal.
The event will be held on May 9th from 12 noon-4 PM, at the track and field at War Memorial Stadium at the Lisbon David Anderson High School. The event is free to the public. However, donations will be accepted at the registration table. CCBDD will be providing a t-shirt and bottled water to all Friendship Walk participants.
Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to participate, and hopefully this event will foster many long-term friendships between the clients and student of CCBDD and the members of their home community.
Anyone interested in participating or sponsoring this event, please go to: www.bestbuddies.org/lisbonohwalk
Information about Best Buddies can be found at their website: www.bestbuddies.org