Friday, March 3, 2017

Good News Friday!

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

The goal of this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, tell stories of people who live with a disability, and show their lives. This year’s Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month has a campaign theme of “Side By Side” to highlight the many ways in which people with and without developmental disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. Each week is being set aside for focus on one aspect of that theme.

I think the different elements of the theme fit in well with Imagine!’s mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities, so for today’s blog post I’d like to share some videos about individuals who accept services from Imagine!, and whose stories demonstrate each of those aspects of the theme.

Learning Side By Side: Education

Check out this video about Emily, who through hard work and the support of many surpassed all expectations.
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Working Side By Side: Employment

Here’s the story of Joe, and how through his work and volunteer efforts he makes a meaningful contribution to his community every day.

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Communities Side By Side: Community Living

If you haven’t seen Gerald’s story yet, get ready to learn how this remarkable man has developed a full and active life in the community despite significant challenges.

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 Life Side By Side: Miscellaneous

Miah’s story is a fantastic one that captures all of the elements of the theme of this year’s Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

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