A local non-profit works to bring awareness of disabilities to surrounding counties. March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in the state of Alabama. To help bring attention to these disabilities and those who have them, the Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties is hosting events all month long, including the Special Olympics this coming Tuesday.
Executive Director Tammy Moreno says it’s all about acceptance. The Arc will be holding an Open House on March 27 from 11am until 1pm. There, the non-profit will be presented with a certificate for the Standards for Excellence Accreditation from the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama.
Moreno says this accreditation shows the community how hard they work and how dedicated they are to the people they serve.