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The campaign theme for Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month 2013 is “Look Beyond!” REM Ohio is inviting people to look beyond an individual’s disability to picture that person’s potential, seeing the individual’s unique capabilities and abilities. REM Ohio and other related organizations celebrate DD Awareness Month in March, and invite people to embrace the important message of this year’s theme.


“This is a time when our organization focuses on encouraging the public to better understand the individuals we serve,” said Jo Spargo, REM Ohio Executive Director. “During DD Awareness Month, we encourage all communities to join together and learn more about those who have developmental disabilities. We all need to recognize that everyone has talents and abilities and this blend of diversity makes our community and state a great place to live.”

During March, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, everyone is encouraged to get acquainted with someone who has a developmental disability. Everyone has something to offer and when we look beyond disabilities, we all accomplish more.

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