Chester County's Commissioners showed their support for individuals with developmental disabilities on Tuesday, March 19. As part of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the Commissioners issued a Proclamation that said, in part, "Chester County ... strives to support and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to find employment, foster relationships, pursue dreams, and live fulfilled lives as valued and contributing members of their communities."
Deputy Administrator of Chester County MHIDD, Bridget Thrash, recalled the days when people with developmental disabilities were institutionalized and noted the contrast to today, where the are "more a part of their community than ever."
photo caption, L to R: Commissioners Terence Farrell and Michelle Kichline, Jodi Dill from the Arc of Chester County,
Bridget Thrash, Commissioner Kathi Cozzone.