March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month 
If you are a person with a developmental disability, family member, or caring professional, show your support as the cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley present Mayoral Proclamations honoring Developmental Disability Awareness Month.  The Spokane city proclamation will be read on Monday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m.m at Spokane City Hall 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.,  and at the Spokane Valley proclamation will be read on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Spokane Valley City Hall at 11707 E. Sprague Ave. 

Spread the Word to End the Word

Special Olympic's Spread the Word to End the Word campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people.  Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions. Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language.  Share a photo showing why you choose to pledge #Respect. Then, get your friends and family to vote for your photo from March 1 to March 8. The top three voted favorites after March 8 will get a Spread the Word to End the Word prize pack of gear!  Click here to learn more about Spread the Word to End the Word.

Your child's IEP and you (tips for parents)
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) drives your child’s educational instruction and ensures that they have equal access to the same educational opportunities as every other student. As a member of the IEP team, you are your child’s best advocate, making sure that the proper supports are in place to work toward learning goals that are meaningful and educationally appropriate.  Click here to read this bulletin from the Informing Families website at

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