Colts Sponsor Materials for Disability Awareness Month across Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS - More than 19 percent of Indiana's adults and children are living with some type of disability. This March, the Colts and the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities are honoring those individuals and promoting inclusion, independence and employment for them.
The theme for the 2008 Disability Awareness Month campaign is "Attitude is Everything." As a part of this initiative, the Colts are sponsoring posters and bookmarks, featuring this message, which will be distributed to hundreds of organizations across Indiana. These materials, along with activity planning packets, are available at no charge to encourage communities to plan activities surrounding disability awareness.
"Disability Awareness Month is the perfect time for every aspect of the community to come together to organize events. From businesses to government and schools to faith-based organizations, everyone is welcome to participate," said Suellen Jackson-Boner, executive director of the Council. "This is a wonderful opportunity for people to organize awareness fairs, ADA training, policy seminars, essay and art contests, and displays in schools, government agencies and businesses."
The Indianapolis Colts encourage Hoosiers to join them in celebrating those living with disabilities by participating in community activities or hosting their own event. For more information on Disability Awareness Month, or to find out how you can order some of the complimentary materials provided by the Colts, log onto www.in.gov/gpcpd.
About the Indiana Governor's Council for People with DisabilitiesThe Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, which focuses on advocacy and leadership training, began in 1980 and has flourished in the areas of systems change advocacy, self-advocacy groups, Partners in Policymaking, grassroots efforts, community leadership, public policy and civic engagement. Over the past 25 years, the Council has empowered tens of thousands of Hoosiers with disabilities to create positive change throughout the state.