Opengate pledges to do our part during March, 2020 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by advancing the issues, educating, and advocating for all individuals with developmental disabilities. We join thousands across the nation highlighting ways to allow communities to form stronger bonds and promote diversity for those with and without disabilities.
Some of the issues currently facing individuals with developmental disabilities are inclusion in employment opportunities, community living, educational possibilities, and self-advocacy. Through the implementation of Opengate’s services and programs we continue to launch person centered solutions in each of these categories for those we serve, providing them the expectation for happy and fulfilling lives.
The public is often reminded of the need for society to become more inclusive of other interest groups, but people with developmental disabilities are commonly not mentioned. Opengate is compelled to change those perceptions and continue to explore ways for people with disabilities to become active in deciding their personal interests, goals, and outcomes, by empowering them to be an important component of their communities.
Opengate provides beautiful and supportive homes for adults with developmental disabilities, along with day and community habilitation programs, and our latest program, supported employment. We are a leading agency in the care of adults with complex needs and have seen first hand the difference connection and community plays in their day to day lives.
Providing services and programs requires compassionate people who care, donors, and dedicated support staff. While more attention is given to developmental disabilities during the March awareness month, our mission to improve the lives of the people we support is always ongoing.
How can you participate in Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2020?
Social media is the best way to quickly circulate our information. Opengate is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and we hope you are following and sharing our posts there. Show your support by using the hashtags #DDAM2020 or #DDAwareness2020.
As always, generous donations allow us to offer our individuals the best care. If you would like to share in our mission with a contribution, please click here for several options: https://opengateinc.org/support-opengate/