March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
We are honored to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness during the month of March. This month is dedicated to supporting, advocating for, and celebrating those with developmental disabilities and the families that surround them.
PASCO is honored for the opportunity to support those with IDD (intellectual and developmental disabilities) through individualized service and support for adults or children. As a PASA, or Program Approved Service Provider, we are able to provide this assistance through various Medicaid waivers to create well-rounded assistance based on one’s unique needs. Our services focus on independence and choice with PASCO as both an advocate and advisor for you and your loved one.
Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) creates a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live. We are honored to be a part of this campaign and to share the stories of our amazing families.
Disability Rights Day at the Capitol
PASCO was honored to kick off Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by spending a day in the Colorado Capitol building on March 1st. Hosted by Disability Law Colorado, the first annual Disability Rights Advocacy Day allowed our community to show support and help strengthen the policies that aim to improve the lives of those with disabilities.
We had the chance to meet with members of both the house and senate throughout the day and share our support for upcoming disability-centric legislation, as well as discuss areas that we’d like to continue improving and changing that affect our families daily. This has created amazing opportunities for us to partner with key individuals to bring change and progress to both the local and state level. While the day was filled with promise and progress, we know that the work never stops – we have, and always will, fight for disability rights for all.
A History of Advocacy
While we look to celebrate the huge advances in disability rights, awareness, and independence that have emerged through the years, it is important to highlight those who paved the way for these advancements to become a reality. We continue to advocate to reduce and remove the barriers that people with disabilities may still face in connecting with their community.
”With today's signing of the landmark Americans for Disabilities Act, every man, woman, and child with a disability can now pass through once-closed doors into a bright new era of equality, independence, and freedom.Remarks of President George H. W. Bush at the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act