“What’s Your Story?” is the theme for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2016.
The Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities and other related organizations celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March and we would like you to consider the true meaning of this year’s theme, “What’s Your Story?”
Statewide, and across the nation, organizations devoted to serving individuals with developmental disabilities are planning to raise public awareness of the many abilities people have, regardless of disability. “What’s Your Story” encourages people to get to know someone with a disability to better understand that we are all connected and alike in many ways.
“This is a time when our organization focuses on encouraging the public to better understand the individuals we serve,” said Beth Friess, Superintendent.
“During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we encourage people to learn more about the more than 300 people in Fulton County who have a developmental disability and to recognize that all of us have talents and strengths that we can offer to make this county a better place to live. Hearing our stories and seeing how we are all contributing members of the community,” added Friess.
During March, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, make a plan to get acquainted with someone who has a developmental disability. You’ll learn that everyone has a story, and each story holds a promise to educate and inspire others. Please visit our website atwww.fultoncountyoh.com/board_dd or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fcbdd to learn more about the programs and services of the Fulton County Board of DD.