January 17 Developmental Disabilities Employment Day & Rally The theme this year is “In Harmony” as we encourage legislators to champion bills/budget items that are important to people with developmental disabilities. We want to work in harmony with legislators to ensure services and supports are maintained.
24 Community Residential Services and Rally Day Self-advocates, supported living providers, family members and others join to let legislators know how important living in the community is and ask them to ensure that providers of these supports are paid a fair living wage.
31 Self Advocacy & Disability Pride Self-advocates will lead the way on issues for the 2018 session that helps them to live in their community as independently as possible and show pride in being valued members of society.
12 International Epilepsy Day The day provides a platform for people with epilepsy to share their experiences and stories with a global audience. The day also calls for all people to advocate for appropriate legislation that will guarantee human rights of people with epilepsy and encourages people with epilepsy to live to their fullest potential.
14 Valentine’s Day A day in celebration of love and romance.
19 Presidents Day Federal holiday that commemorates past presidents of the USA.
March March marks the celebration of “National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness” and is an OPPORTUNITY to recognize the valuable contributions of citizens with disabilities to our communities.