March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March 1, 2017

March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

We Work. We Learn. We Love.

March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Multnomah County wants to help spread awareness about the people with disabilities who work, learn and love in our community.

Multnomah County is committed to helping people with intellectual or developmental disabilities experience personal growth and development, enjoy meaningful relationships, safely live and fully participate in communities and activities they choose. The county serves 5,755 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, in order to support choice, inclusion and full community access.

Multnomah County:

  • Serves individuals living independently, in specialized housing or in the family home
  • Assesses individual needs and aids in efforts to achieve and maintain personal outcomes as outlined in the Individual Support Plan (ISP)
  • Coordinates with state, public and private agencies to provide services
  • Assists individuals in accessing employment, relief care and behavioral consultation
  • Guides and supports families in planning for the future 
    TriMet Work. Learn. Love
    TriMet buses bear the "We Work. We Learn. We Love." billboard in recognition of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Throughout the month, we encourage you to share your stories on your own Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other social media - be sure to include the hashtag  ‪#‎worklearnlove17‬ with your post to help spread awareness among your network of family and friends.

Also, look for the “We Work. We Learn. We Love.” billboard on No. 4 TriMet buses.

To apply for services or if you have questions call 503.988.6258. If you are concerned that someone you know with an intellectual or developmental disability may be abused, neglected or harmed, call 503.988.6313 or visit our abuse investigations page.

Learn more about Multnomah County services at https://multco.us/dd.