Last week you may have noticed a special insert in your local newspaper or the Sacramento News and Review featuring the personal stories of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sponsored by twenty-five community agencies, Meet Me – Meet individuals with Developmental Disabilities is a valuable resource for raising awareness among our broader communities to the necessity of including people with I/DD.
Impressively, the stories featured in the 8 page insert cover social, educational, employment, and community living. By focusing on the everyday stories of people with I/DD the insert is a great tool for introducing people who with no previous connection to our community.
Christian McMahon, Communications Specialist, The Arc of California