We’re Focused on Inclusion and Removing Barriers
Disabilities can take different forms. From wheelchairs to crutches to the way a person interacts with others, disabilities may or may not be detected by the eye. Everyone is different. And everyone deserves kindness and respect.
During Developmental Disability Awareness Month, we seek to raise awareness about the inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as attention to the barriers that people with disabilities sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.
Children and adults with developmental disabilities are our family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers; and each individual and their disability is unique. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) offers support as these Pennsylvanians achieve greater independence and opportunity in their lives.
Along with our existing ODP resources, we’ve created helpful tip sheets in honor of Disability Awareness month: