What’s Your Story? Disability Awareness Festival

What's your story

Disability Awareness Festival encourages all to embrace the abilities and talents of people and how they make a difference in the Athens community by experiencing their many amazing stories.

“What’s Your Story” is the theme of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2016. The Athens County Board Developmental Disabilities and all its public and private partners celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month each March and invite all to consider this year’s theme “What’s Your Story”.

Statewide and across the country organizations devoted to serving people with developmental disabilities are planning special events in March to raise public awareness for people with developmental disabilities. The Developmental Disabilities Awareness Festival is our special event aimed at achieving that public awareness.

During the Month of March we encourage the Athens community to learn more about the over 600 people in Athens County who have a developmental disability by experiencing their many amazing stories. The theme “What’s Your Story” encourages everyone that when people with disabilities are welcomed into the community everyone wins and the community is stronger.

The Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be hosting the annual Developmental Disability Awareness Festival in celebration and recognition of the many individuals throughout the community and their many abilities and talents. This year’s festival will be held on Tuesday March 15, 2016 from 6-8:30pm at the Athens Community Center.

The Developmental Disabilities Awareness Festival will include displays and presentations from a variety of organizations that provide services to people with disabilities in Athens County.

During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month we encourage everyone to get acquainted with someone who has a developmental disability. You will learn that everyone has unique and amazing story.