TuscBDD Celebrates Disability Awareness Month With Activities For All!

TuscBDD Celebrates Disability Awareness Month With Activities For All! – March is Disability Awareness Month and TuscBDD is celebrating in some fun and exciting ways. They’ve got events that you and your family can enjoy, even tonight! Learn more about TuscBDD and their upcoming events right here on Newsymom!

Here at Newsymom, we’re doing everything possible to support moms from all walks of life. This is why we love working with the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities (TuscBDD)! For those who don’t know, TuscBDD provides an incredible service to aid moms in Tuscarawas County– by providing education, tools, and resources to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

How TuscBDD Began

Children and adults with developmental disabilities had little opportunities for education or training for jobs before the 1950s. The school systems and local businesses excluded them! Starlight School was created in 1955 from parents’ and local citizens’ hard work and determination to educate twelve individuals.

Today, TuscBDD (which evolved from Starlight School) is a publicly funded county governmental entity offering a variety of programs for over 600 eligible individuals!

We were so lucky to get an interview with Kerri Silverthorn, the Community Relations/Special Projects Director at TuscBDD!

Check out how the TuscBDD is celebrating Disability Awareness Month:

Let’s remind our Newsymoms: What does TuscBDD offer? Who do you serve?

TuscBDD serves Tuscarawas County residents with developmental disabilities from birth through the end of life. We have a wide variety of services such as Early Intervention, preschool and Starlight School, employment navigation, Service and Support Administration, and much more!

March is National Disability Awareness Month! What events do you have at TuscBDD to celebrate this month?

03/01………Statehouse Advocacy Day  (Watch Party at TuscBDD)

03/06………FANS Network Book Blast All Week Long

03/13………Short Story Contest about “Who or What Inspires Me”

03/18………Tusc. Has Talent – Talent Show at FUMC

03/23………Dinner and showing of the movie, Unseen

Details of tonight’s event at Buckeye Career Center!

03/28………Community Partners Pancake Breakfast

Five days and counting until the Community Pancake Breakfast!

03/28………Better Together Awards

Is there anything big you have planned in the coming months that you’d like to bring awareness to?

TuscBDD is exploring options for new and creative ways to extend after-school respite to families through a DODD grant that we recently received.

Thank you so much for the info, Kerri!

Additionally, you can find out SO many more events that the TuscBDD has planned for the rest of the year by checking out their Calendar of Events: TuscBDD Upcoming Events

Stay tuned with the latest and greatest from the TuscBDD by following on Facebook (@TuscBDD).

Melissa Klatt


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