Denver -- Wednesday is Awareness Day for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) at the State Capitol in Denver.
Senator Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa) is spearheading the effort, along with Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to strengthening services and support for people with IDD, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and the entire General Assembly. It's designed to highlight issues facing people with IDD and honor the important work done by DSPs across the state.
Awareness Day begins at 9:00am with the Pledge of Allegiance, given in the House and the Senate by two individuals receiving IDD services in the state. There will be recognition of Alliance’s 2016 Direct Support Professional Honoree.
"Thanks to the work of Alliance and all the dedicated direct support professionals working across the state, Coloradans with IDD are active, thriving and contributing to their communities in ways that otherwise might not be possible," said Crowder. "Awareness Day helps recognize the outstanding professionals who serve the IDD community, and to remind all Coloradans of the contributions to the people of the state of Colorado."
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