October is National Disability Awareness Month and during this month we recognize the many contributions that people with disabilities have made. We also raise awareness of employment issues within the disability community. We have a wonderful organization called Roads to independence located here in Ogden. They serve people with disabilities in Weber, Morgan and Davis Counties. Their mission is to promote and enhance independence. They have all sorts of activities on their web page Roads to Independence, that you can be a part of. They also have personal growth classes, recreation, assisted technology and home modification, and many more services. You can also visit the Utah Parent Center for a directory that includes a comprehensive list for all disability specific agencies throughout Utah. I invite you to celebrate not only this month but all year round the diversity that we have here in our lovely city of Ogden.
Written by Priscilla Martinez, Vice-Chair of the Ogden Diversity Commission