Cortland County legislators and the Mayor of the City of Cortland visited Madison Cortland ARC as part of the statewide observance of March being Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
The dignitaries enjoyed a St. Patrick's Day lunch with the Day Habilitation Program participants and staff.
County Legislators Sandra Price and Don Spaulding delivered a proclamation declaring March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Cortland County. "We are honored to be able to be a part of this occasion," said Sandra Price.
Cortland City Mayor Susan Feiszli said, "I love coming here every year to see everyone's smiles, and everything you accomplish." Mayor Feiszli invited the Day Habilitation program to tour the city departments.
"The month of March has been designated to recognize the accomplishments and contributions made by people who have a developmental disability, and while we recognize their great achievements every day at Madison Cortland ARC, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is the perfect time to create awareness in the community of all the work we do," said Ray Lewandowski, Executive Director of Madison Cortland ARC.
"Madison Cortland ARC asks area residents to join in the recognition by supporting Madison Cortland ARC. Every day ARC provides necessary supports and services to people with developmental disabilities," said Jack Campbell, Assistant Executive Director at Madison Cortland ARC.
Madison Cortland ARC provides leadership in the field of disabilities, supporting people in every manner possible, and developing the necessary human and financial resources to allow all members of our community to achieve their potential. Madison Cortland ARC is the most experienced agency in helping people with developmental disabilities, offering services for 43 years in Madison County and 45 years in Cortland County. The chapter is one of 55 chapters statewide governed by NYSARC, Inc. and serves over 1,000 people in both counties.