Thursday, February 18, 2016
Mosaic in Rockford

 

I may have a disability, but I am not disabled.

March is National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. People with disabilities are valuable, contributing members of our community who have much to offer and a desire to participate.

People with developmental disabilities have proven to be reliable workers and excellent volunteers, capable of meeting or exceeding expectations and standards. Thanks to organizations like Mosaic, people with disabilities are leading richer, more fulfilling lives.

You can help by hiring a person with a disability; inviting people with disabilities to participate in your civic organization or community activity; contacting your legislator and asking them to support citizens with disabilities in your community; giving time or money to an organization supporting people with disabilities; or even just teaching your children that all people have something to contribute.

Mosaic is a nonprofit organization a life of possibilities people with disabilities and their families in our community.

Mosaic in Rockford invites you to attend a free, one-hour event called Discover the Possibilities to learn about people with disabilities living and working in your community. You will be given a tour of our mission through stories told by the people we serve, their families and our staff members. To attend an upcoming tour contact Brook Genna at brook.genna@mosaicinfo.org.

Click here for resources to help raise awareness throughout the month.