Introduction to our Inclusion Pledge
We are excited to share information about a new initiative this year called the Inclusion Pledge. We are planning to promote this throughout 2023.
We would like to extend the invitation any Athens County organization or group to review, consider, and possibly sign the pledge and select a few actions to work towards in this coming year.
The Inclusion Pledge is a commitment to help make Athens County an even more inclusive community. The ACBDD’s vision is “an integrated and inclusive Athens County.” We understand we cannot do this work alone. And so, we are looking to find those in our community who are interested in working on this with us!
Below is a link to the pledge which includes some additional information about this initiative. As you’ll read in the pledge itself, we are asking community partners to identify action steps this year that help improve awareness of what inclusion means and/or improve inclusiveness. Specific action steps will be unique to each organization, entity, or community group.
The next few pages of the document are designed to help community partners identify what those action steps can be. Our agency plans to have conversations with each community group willing to sign on to help them identify reasonable action steps and to help them accomplish their objectives. At the end of the year, we hope to have a celebration to acknowledge all those who were able to meet their objectives.
Thank you in advance for your time, please reach out if you have questions or need support.
Please send us a copy of your signed pledge if you do choose to sign it and participate.
Director, Integrate Athens
Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities
(740) 541-9600, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the Pledge for a printable PDF Version
Integrate Athens/ACBDD–Community Access Guide
Integrate Athens-Community Access Guide: Loads of information at your fingertips, from Music, Art, Dance, Food sources, Employment, volunteering opportunities, and seniors. Click here to access the guide. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FhAxdi3x8quf30_5lIoBz4J1qdLfGCsT
Community Opportunities Lists
Click this link to access our spreadsheet that notes community partners activities and contact information.
Accessible Changing Spaces for Our Communities
Integrate Athens is working to bring awareness to the Athens County community about the need for accessible changing tables in public spaces. Creating spaces that are accessible for people who need a location that accommodates their personal care needs in a way that is private and respectful.