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Governor Wes Moore proclaims March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD – Governor Wes Moore has proclaimed March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Maryland, recognizing the unlimited potential of Marylanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To celebrate, the Developmental Disabilities Administration is highlighting several licensed providers and community members in a series of videos titled “Innovation in Our Communities,” showcasing state-of-the-art approaches to enhancing people’s abilities to live, work and thrive.

“This series is a powerful reminder of the boundless potential within every individual,” said Health Secretary Dr. Laura Hererra Scott. “We thank the Moore-Miller Administration for highlighting these efforts as we celebrate the achievements, resilience and contributions of people with developmental disabilities that enrich all our lives.”

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is observed nationwide every March to promote understanding, inclusion and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Department’s video series will highlight resources from several providers, including The Arc Baltimore, Seeking Employment, Equality and Community for People with Developmental Disabilities and The Arc of Southern Maryland.

“The series is a testament to the spirit of innovation within our community,” said Developmental Disabilities Administration Deputy Secretary Marlana R. Hutchinson. “Each week in March, we will spotlight a story of creativity and dedication, illustrating how innovation is transforming the landscape of care and support for individuals with developmental disabilities. ”

The video series will premiere on the Maryland Department of Health’s social channels every week in March.

More in the video below.

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