The City of Mason will issue a proclamation Monday evening at its city council meeting designating march as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
The proclamation is accompanied by a performance from the Voices of Warren County Choir, one of 70 local choirs set to participate in the 2012 World Choir Games in July. The choir is comprised of developmentally-challenged adults who seek to raise awareness of and inclusion of people with disabilities.
The proclamation and performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Mason Municipal building, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road.
Mason Mayor David Nichols will also honor organizations that participated in the Mason Community Center’s “TryIt! Sports!” event held in January.
The one-day program sought to help families with special needs members feel more comfortable trying a new activity without the pressure of having to join a team or class.
More than 90 people participated in the event, and its success led the community center to develop a volunteer therapeutic recreation advisory panel to further assist families with special needs members.
“The most effective way to increase this awareness and inclusion of all adults is through everyone’s active participation in community events like our ‘Try It! Sports’ program to help the public learn and acknowledge each individual’s contributions,” said Nichols. “Our community is better – together.”