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Spargo Honors Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Letter to the Editor
March 21, 2013
OHIO — REM Ohio executive director Jo Spargo had a letter to the editor recently published on Akron.com. Spargo wrote the letter in honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (March). She encouraged Ohioans to “Look beyond” and “learn more about individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
March has been recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month since 1987, when Ronald Reagan dedicated the month in an official Presidential Proclamation. REM Ohio and its partner, The MENTOR Network, work tirelessly year round to provide opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to access services in community-based settings.
As Spargo wrote, “DD Awareness Month not only offers an opportunity for increasing education, awareness and community inclusion, but paves the way toward improving the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.” Read the full letter to the editor on Akron.com.