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Leonardtown, MD –With“See Me for Me!” as a theme the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County proclaimed March 2018 Developmental Disability Awareness Month. The theme emphasizes looking beyond someone’s disability and seeing them as a person and not just a person with a disability.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month highlights the many ways in which people with and without developmental disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities and the openness to learn and acknowledge each individual’s contribution and focus on the abilities of all people.

“We offer full support to efforts which assists people with developmental disabilities to make choices that enable them to live successful lives and realize their potential,” said Commissioner Todd Morgan (4thDistrict).

The commissioners urge all citizens to treat their neighbors the way they wish to be treated, especially those who live with disabilities.

Images courtesy of theSt. Mary’s County Public Information Office