In 1987, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” and the presidential proclamation called upon Americans to provide the encouragement and opportunities necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential.
This seems like a great opportunity for me to introduce our new blog and social media presence. We hope to use our blog, Facebook and Twitter to communicate on a regular basis with those we support, their families, providers and the community as a whole.
I hope you’ll check back frequently, learn to use these resources and know that you’ll get useful, up-to-date information on many topics- not only related to eitas and our daily operations, but on the disability and special services communities as a whole and even the larger Kansas City area in which we live and work.
The month commemorates the progress we have made toward improving the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities while bringing to light the challenges that remain in achieving full inclusion for all people. Join me in advocating for inclusion! Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! #DDAwareness