Local Agencies Participate in Disabilities Awareness Month - February 26, 2010

In order to increase awareness, promote independence, integration and inclusion of all people with disabilities, the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities established the month of March as Disabilities Awareness Month. “Free Your Mind” is the theme for the 2010 observance. It empowers all Hoosiers to embrace people’s differences, and open everyone’s mind to the potential inside everyone while expanding everyone’s horizons and his or her circle of friends.

Adults and children with disabilities comprise more than 19 percent of Indiana’s population, and Wabash Valley providers of services for people with disabilities are working together to promote this celebration throughout the Wabash Valley.

A proclamation will be given by the Mayor of Terre Haute at City Hall on Monday, March 1st at 2:00 pm.

Agencies involved in Disability Awareness Month include Hamilton Center, Bridges of Indiana, C.A.R.S., The WILL Center, Happiness Bag, Blumberg Center, Business Leadership Network-Wabash Valley, Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled, WorkOne and ResCare.

“Enabled Not Disabled” Volunteer Day is scheduled for Wednesday, March 24. During this day, consumers from several providers will be volunteering their services at various non- profit agencies on that day;

For more information contact either Mary Ann Clark at Spectrum Services by phone 231-8355 or e-mail mclark@hamiltoncenter.org or Peter Ciancone at The WILL Center by phone 298-9455 or e-mail petecinc@Thewillcenter.org.

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