GENESEO, N.Y., Mar. 15, 2023 – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed March to be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month across the County.
Developmental disabilities affect more than seven million Americans and their families and is a broad term to describe an impairment in physical, learning, language or behavior including autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning or intellectual disabilities, hearing loss, vision impairment and other developmental delays. Many individuals with developmental disabilities are vital, vibrant members of our communities who actively participate in social, economic and civic life.
First celebrated in 1987, Developmental Disability Awareness Month has increased the public’s knowledge of the needs and the potential of those with disabilities. It has provided encouragement and opportunities for the developmentally disabled to lead productive lives.
The nation’s largest volunteer-based organization, the Arc of the United States is an organization that actively seeks to promote and protect the rights of people with developmental disabilities. As a disability rights organization, Arc works to achieve change and improve lives.
Locally, The Arc GLOW, which encompasses Genesee, Livingston, Ontario and Wyoming counties, has numerous programs and services in place to support those with developmental disabilities including transportation, residential, vocational, business, and adult clinical services.
Learn more about the various programs and services offered throughout the region for those with developmental disabilities by visiting The Arc GLOW’s website.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.