The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce the recipient of their 2014 Community Inclusion Award. The Community Inclusion Award recognizes a program, agency or group that demonstrates excellence in including people with developmental and other disabilities in the work place, within recreation activities, clubs and communities. The recipient of this award in 2014 goes to Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Tod Wingfield, Manager (pictured far right). The nomination was made by Council Member, Louis Garcia (pictured right), a volunteer of two years at Boise Valley ReStore. As Mr. Garcia indicated in his nomination, “People like working at ReStore. Not only do they help people with developmental disabilities learn new skills, they build houses [for the community].” The Council proudly supports groups, such as ReStore, who organically include all people within their environment.
Disability Mentoring Day is an annual effort of the American Association of People with Disabilities that brings students and other young adults together with employers for informational sessions about career opportunities and one-on-one mentoring with volunteers at public and private places of employment. National Disability Mentoring Day events are held every year in October. For more information about Idaho Disability Mentoring Day projects click here.
Each year the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities provides grants to teams in local communities to support their DMD activities. In October 2013 events will be held in three Idaho communities:
- Idaho Falls — October 16-18, 2013
- Twin Falls — October 16, 2013
- Moscow — October 23, 2013
2014 Disability Mentoring Day Grants Available
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