PREBLE COUNTY — The Preble County Board of Developmental Disabilities and other related organizations celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. Statewide, and across the nation, organizations devoted to serving individuals with developmental disabilities are planning special events in March to raise public awareness of the many abilities people have, regardless of disability.
“March is a time we encourage the public to celebrate the abilities of all people, recognizing each person’s value and contribution to the community,” said Bethany Schultz, Superintendent, Preble County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
PCBDD kicked off DD Awareness Month with a proclamation read by the Preble County Commissioners on Feb. 27. In attendance at the commissioners’ meeting were David O’Brien, Christina Banks as well as Olivia and Mary Bowers. Commissioners Rodney Creech, Chris Day and Denise Robertson spent time meeting these individuals and their families.
Throughout March, many events were planned where the community could get involved. On March 18, the 5th annual Generals vs. Cougars basketball game was held at National Trail. Many local celebrities make up the Generals team and the game was open to all.
During March, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, PCBDD encourages everyone to get acquainted with someone who has a developmental disability. You’ll learn that everyone has a story, and each story holds a promise to educate and inspire others, according to PCBDD officials.
The Preble County Board of DD supports more than 375 people who have developmental disabilities. All of these individuals have many talents and abilities that help make community a better place to live, work, and play, officials note.