Disability Awareness Month

Disability History and Awareness Month take place in October to increase awareness, respect, and acceptance for people with disabilities, and to bring a greater sense of pride to people with disabilities.

Americans with disabilities are a group of approximately 40.7 million people who today lead independent, self-affirming lives and who define themselves according to their personhood—their ideas, beliefs, hopes, and dreams—above and beyond their disability. Since the mid-1900s, people with disabilities have pushed for the recognition of disability as an aspect of identity that influences the experiences of an individual, not as the sole-defining feature of a person.

One out of five people in the United States has a disability. Our district encourages you to help continue to build a community in which each person has access, can fully participate, and belongs as a valued member. #Inclusion