Month-long celebration includes special events, an Ally campaign, and more
February 2, 2022 (FISHERS, IND.) – The annual celebration of National Disability Awareness Month in Fishers returns next month to bring awareness of what life is like for those with physical and intellectual disabilities.
The month-long celebration, hosted by the Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability and presented by Old National Bank, will feature a series of special events and initiatives throughout the city. This year’s theme, Achieving More Together, will include partners from around Hamilton County to champion disability inclusion in Fishers and beyond. The 2022 lineup includes events hosted by the Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability and community partners such as PRISM Project of Fishers, Hamilton East Public Library, OneZone Chamber of Commerce, Fishers Music Works, Fishers Parks, and more. The celebration will include the return of the Ally campaign, which invites residents to become advocates for disability inclusion. Free Ally toolkits will be available for community members to showcase their advocacy, educate themselves and others, and further the discussion on disability inclusion. Toolkits including a t-shirt, yard sign, stickers, and other materials will be available for pick up at Fishers City Hall (1 Municipal Drive) beginning Monday, February 1. Virtual toolkits, now available at fishers.in.us/DisabilityAwareness, include information on how to be an Ally; a language guide and FAQ; social media graphics; Zoom backgrounds; and an Ally pledge.
The 2022 event lineup includes:
2022 Disability Awareness Month Kick-Off: Achieving More Together
Tuesday, March 1 / 8:30 –10 a.m.
Fishers City Hall Auditorium
Kick off the month-long celebration with keynote speaker Darcy Keith, a traumatic brain injury survivor and Fishers resident. The annual Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability Inclusion and Accessibility Awards will also be presented. Registration is not required for this free event.