“What’s Your Story?” is the theme for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month


GREENVILLE – The Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Darke DD) and our local partners celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, and invite you to consider the meaning of this year’s theme, “What’s Your Story?”

In March, Darke DD is planning to feature many success stories of individuals receiving services through our agency. We encourage you to look for information regarding DD Awareness: look for our informational spots on television stations; listen for public service announcements on local radio stations; read articles in local newspapers regarding local success stories; attend the community basketball game. “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.

“DD Awareness Month is a time when Darke DD focuses on encouraging residents of Darke County to better understand the individuals we serve and the importance of community,” said Michael Beasecker, Superintendent.

“Darke DD serves approximately 400 individuals with developmental disabilities living in Darke County. We hope our community takes time to realize the talents and abilities that all individuals have to contribute. All citizens contributing to our community makes for a vibrant and diverse people,” said Beasecker.

Darke DD will begin awareness activities in March, highlighted on March 23rd at 6:30 pm with the community basketball game at Versailles Middle School gymnasium.

During March, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, 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.

The Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities believes that all people are valuable and have potential. The mission of our agency is to empower people with developmental disabilities to explore possibilities for their lives by maximizing independence, community participation, employment, and economic self-sufficiency in their daily life experiences.

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To learn more about the services offered by Darke DD, visit our website www.darkedd.org and visit our Facebook page.

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