White Cane Safety Day

October 15, 2021

In 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed White Cane Safety Day as a national observance to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and to recognize the white cane which serves as a tool for independence. Ever since, Texas has been proud to recognize White Cane Day as an opportunity to celebrate the many ways those who are blind or visually impaired make our state a better place to live.

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month is a time to raise awareness of the integral role people with developmental disabilities play in our society and to rededicate ourselves to the cause of inclusion. Nearly 500,000 Texans are diagnosed with a developmental disability, and it is vital we continue to work together to make our state more accessible and inclusive for everyone. Continue reading “March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month”

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2020

David SpearsU.S. Department of Labor News Release:
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that “Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the 2020 theme for October’s annual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Continue reading “National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2020”

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

David SpearsIn March of each year, the State of Texas recognizes March as Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month. Governor Gregg Abbott has again issued a proclamation this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the role we all have in working together to make Texas more inclusive and accessible. The following is a repost from The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Continue reading “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month”