Every year we celebrate March as National Developmental Disability Awareness month.
March 5th was DD Awareness and Advocacy Day – an annual event taking place at the Ohio Statehouse designed to educate and empower people with developmental disabilities, their families, and community members. The morning program featured speeches from prominent advocates, state policymakers, and community leaders. The event was funded by a grant through the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council.
This year’s theme is, “INCLUSION.” People with and without disabilities working, going to school, playing and participating in their communities together.
Muskingum County held our own Advocacy Day on March 13th at the Zanesville American Legion. Many people joined together and learned about the importance of being a good self-advocate and speaking up for what you believe in and what you want out of life. It was a great day for all that came and participated in the event.