Announcing the Winners of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council's Expectations Matter Story/Photo Contest! 
First - Third Place Winners
The Council created the message Expectations Matter Expect Ability  to raise awareness about expectations. The power of this message is in the real-life stories, so this year's contest focused on the everyday examples of how expectations play a role in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. 

We received so many fantastic stories and photos. Our selection committee had difficult decisions to make, and we thank everyone who participated. Please know that by sharing your stories with your friends and colleagues, you are helping to spread the message: #ExpectationsMatter  #ExpectAbility. 

Here are the winners: 

Photo Credit/Submitted by: Laurie Granata

Michael Granata

Photo Credit: Ann Marie Dipoli, assisted and submitted by Spring Dell Center staff member Jennifer White

Courtney Trusty

Sarah Stup
Submitted by: Judy Stup

Look for an email and social media posts about the contenders for the "Fan Favorite" soon, and get ready to share and like! 

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