Information courtesy of the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities
March is Disability Awareness Month. You can show your support with a free Disability Awareness Month Kit from the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities!
Often, people with disabilities who are successful, athletic, employed or simply good neighbors are put in the spotlight as an inspiration to others. Through portrait-style photography and attention-grabbing copy, the 2017 Disability Awareness Month theme and poster artwork – “I’m Not Your Inspiration” – emphasizes that people with disabilities are people first. They are co-workers, classmates and neighbors who want to be fully included in their communities – just like everyone else.
Campaign materials include posters, bookmarks and stickers. Resources include information and activity packets, with topics ranging from planning disability-focused art contests to increasing ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) awareness in a business.
As in previous years, community-based activities carried out by thousands of people across the state will celebrate Disability Awareness Month. We are eager to see what you do in your local community to spread the word!
Indiana residents can order a kit online at http://www.indianadisabilityawareness.org/ . Quantities are limited, so please order soon! For questions or more information, contact the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities here .
Act Team Coordinator
The Fifth Freedom Network