Road to Responsibility (RTR; http://roadtoresponsibility.org), one of the region’s largest and most successful nonprofit organizations supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will commemorate March as Intellectual/Developmental (I/DD) Awareness Month with a social media campaign highlighting #TheJourney of Road to Responsibility and the individuals they serve.
I/DD Awareness month was established in 1987 by then President Ronald Reagan to increase public awareness of the needs and potential of Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to urge all citizens to provide the encouragement and opportunities those with I/DD need to lead productive lives and achieve their full potential.
“Our mission is grounded on these tenets,” said Christopher White, Ed.D., CEO of Road to Responsibility. “While we observe and celebrate March as I/DD Awareness Month, we work to help enrich and improve the lives of our clients each and every day throughout the year.”
RTR will spotlight March as I/DD Awareness Month via a social media campaign to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life and to promote mindfulness of the barriers those with I/DD often face.
About Road to Responsibility, Inc.
Celebrating over 30 years of making lives better, Road to Responsibility, Inc. (RTR) was established in 1988 with the overarching belief that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve to have full, rich, and rewarding lives in the community, and therefore works to provide the means, the opportunity, and the support necessary to allow citizens with disabilities to take their place as productive members of the community. RTR offers residential, work/employment, day habilitation and other day supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. RTR supports individuals with very diverse needs, including those with significant challenges who would otherwise go unserved if not for RTR. It succeeds where other organizations often fail, through the use of an integrated clinical behavioral approach. This model has proven successful and yielded positive results for the organization and the individuals served.
Road to Responsibility offers services to almost all the towns and communities throughout the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts, operates 49 residences as well as co-operative and supportive living apartments, and manages nine day-service locations that focus on education, employment, and community enrichment. Road to Responsibility’s main office is located at 1831 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA. For more information, please visit www.roadtoresponsibility.org.