Don’t Dis My Ability
The Developmental Disabilities Resource Board (DDRB) of St. Charles County is pleased to announce our partnership with the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council and People First of Missouri to promote this year’s developmental disabilities awareness theme of “Don’t Dis My Ability”.
The St. Charles County chapter of People First of Missouri, a self-advocacy organization made up of individuals with developmental disabilities, is leading the campaign in our county for the sixth consecutive year. People First members are using the month of March to let others see the world through their eyes by raising awareness on the issue of ability rather than focusing on a person’s disability.
People First—St Charles County actively present at local municipal council meetings, provide inclusive messages to elementary and high school students, and meet with state legislators to advocate for inclusive educational, employment and residential opportunities. The St. Charles County chapter of People First is known state-wide for its advocacy skills and knowledge of issues related to individuals with developmental disabilities.
In furthering outreach efforts of the “Don’t Dis My Ability” campaign, the DDRB has made available 11” x 17” posters (above) and 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” bookmarks to the general public free of charge while supplies last. For information on how to obtain your free poster or bookmarks, contact the DDRB office at 636-939-3351, ext. 3106 or email Karen Craven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to help us promote this year’s message of recognizing the abilities and strengths we all possess.