Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities to celebrate DD Awareness Month

Members of Darke DD visited Franklin Monroe Elementary school as a part of DD Awareness month.

GREENVILLE—March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life and the work that remains to remove barriers to community living.

Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language or behavior areas. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays.

Darke County residents with developmental disabilities must have the opportunity to lead full lives, fostering independence and productivity in our communities, with access to supported employment, housing, education, and recreation. Darke DD is committed to helping people reach their full potential through meaningful connections.

“Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is a time to celebrate the importance of inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life. People with developmental disabilities are accomplishing amazing things. Awareness of the barriers people with disabilities sometimes face in participating in the community, and how we can each support their broader inclusion, is key to a more diverse and equitable community.” said Tonya Clark, Darke DD Superintendent.

Join Darke DD in celebrating all types of abilities by making a difference in our community. Together, we can help people of all abilities live their best lives.

Visit www.darkedd.org or learn more about the services and supports provided by the Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Also, like the Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities Facebook page to get important updates, see success stories and find ways to get involved!!