DD Awareness

Special Alert

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Get Ready to Celebrate!
DD Awareness Month is a time when we come together to bring awareness to the talents that each person has to offer. As partners, we know you stand with us to celebrate abilities of all kinds! So this March help us share the stories, videos and events that encourage inclusion. Visit and connect with us at Together, let’s become a community built by the abilities of ALL citizens!
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Advocacy Day

March 8: Join us for a morning of empowerment as Summit County celebrates Advocacy Day. Mirroring the Advocacy Day rally at the statehouse, this local version will focus on the importance of self-advocacy. Families, individuals, providers and the public are encouraged to attend. Visit our event page for details.

Inclusion Pride Day

March 16 is Inclusion Pride Day and we invite you to wear orange to show your support for people of all abilities. Share your photos celebrating Inclusion Pride Day by tagging us on Facebook and Twitter using #IncludeME. Visit for information, downloadables, social media posts and more. Let’s turn Summit County orange on March 16! 

Appreciation  Breakfast

March 29: Join us as we show our gratitude to all those who stand with us and support our mission. The Summit DD Appreciation Breakfast and Awards Celebration will be held on 3/29/16 to recognize the achievements of those who help to build inclusive communities. There's still time to nominate an outstanding person or organization for an appreciation award. (Visit the event page for details and deadline.)