October is Disability History and Awareness Month in Virginia.
Students with disabilities often encounter challenges when joining in school and community activities that students without disabilities do not face. Increasing public knowledge, awareness and understanding of disabilities will help to ensure full participation of students with disabilities into the life of their schools and communities. Helping to make others aware of the contributions that people with disabilities have made and are currently making nationally and in Virginia promotes inclusive communities.
For more information please visit the Virginia Self Advocacy website.