The South Carolina Partnership of Disability Organizations (SCPDO) will be celebrating their 33rd Annual Disability Advocacy Day event on Wednesday, March 2 at the South Carolina State House (North grounds).
Attendees will gather on the North grounds of the South Carolina State House. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with activities starting at 9:30 a.m. Events include a walk, a rally, and speeches by community partners, self-advocates and others.
This year’s theme, “Connect and Affect,” celebrates the contributions made by people of all abilities. Disability is only limited by the restrictions that society places on the individual. When a person with a disability has equal access and opportunity, the individual, as well as the entire community, benefits.
SCPDO membership organizations represent more than 500,000 people with lifelong disabilities and their families in South Carolina. Disability Advocacy Day is an opportunity for these individuals and their supporters to come together with one voice to address legislators making budget decisions that directly affect their lives. Their aim is to assure self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of all children and adults with lifelong disabilities.