International Persons With Disability Day is This Sunday

Sheldon, Iowa — This Sunday, December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disability.

The United Nations has promoted the International Day of Persons with Disability since 1992. The observance is meant to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.

The commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities provides an opportunity to address this exclusion by focusing on promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society.

We had a chance to speak with Development Director Ryan Haack at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon. He tells us what they do for people with disabilities.

He says that people with disabilities are people first. And they deserve dignity and respect.

Haack says the community really plays an important role in everything they do at Village Northwest, through their financial support and their prayers.

The United Nations says more than one billion people worldwide live with some form of disability. That’s 15 percent of the world’s population.



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