Faces of Disability | Include All Abilities | Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Faces of Disability

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are unique individuals with gifts and talents to share—just like you.

There at 6+ million adults with developmental disabilities in the U.S., with 50,000 people with autism graduating high school each year. And yet, people with disabilities remain underrepresented—and unincluded—in many aspects of life, from the workplace to faith communities to schools and more.

That’s why, for National Developmental Disability Awareness Month, we’re raising our hands. Because we all want to be included—and we all have the power to include.

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We are honored to introduce you to these five amazing people—and their amazing stories.