Each March, Disability Awareness Month is celebrated throughout Indiana. Since adults and children with disabilities represent almost one-fifth of Indiana’s population, disability awareness is important for all of us.

Led by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, the goal of Disability Awareness Month is to increase awareness and promote independence, integration and inclusion of all people with disabilities. The council develops a unique theme for this annual event and produces campaign materials that are available free of charge to Hoosiers who want to help make a difference.

Disability Services and the Alliance for Disability Awareness, along with other cosponsors, coordinate events and programs to bring attention to disability issues. Past speakers include RJ Mitte, Marlee Matlin, Mark Zupan, and Jackie Pflug, as well as many performances.