In recognition of National Developmental Disabilities Month, The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) was invited to speak before the Talbot County Council on March 9, 2022.
Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO, The Arc, updated the Council on the work happening every day in the community and on the status of The Arc’s Port Street Commons economic development project. The Council presented The Arc with a proclamation officially declaring March as Developmental Disabilities Month in Talbot County.
The citation states:
WHEREAS, The Arc Central Chesapeake Region was founded in 1961 by a group of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who envisioned a life of more opportunities for their children,
WHEREAS, March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness month as designated by the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities,
WHEREAS, in the state of Maryland, over 1 million people – including over 9 percent of Talbot County citizens– have a disability,
WHEREAS, The Arc envisions a world where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will live the lives they choose in communities that are equitable, accessible, and fully inclusive.
WHEREAS, The Arc supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live the lives they choose by creating opportunities, promoting respect and equity, and providing access to services;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Frank Divilio, Councilmember of Talbot County Council, do hereby proclaim the month of March as Developmental Disabilities Month in Talbot County and encourage all citizens to recognize Developmental Disabilities Month and join The Arc and other organizations movement to raise awareness and support of people with developmental disabilities in our county.
PROCLAIMED this 8th day of March 2022
The agenda and full video of the presentation can be found here.