Local Organizations Win Award for Work with Those Who are Disabled
The Prince William County Disability Services Board, or DSB, recently recognized three local community organizations for their contributions to the community. The Joe Blanton Award.
Disability Services Board
Originally established in 1987 as the Prince William County Committee for Persons with Disabilities (PWC CFPD), the Disability Service Board (DSB) is an advisory group to the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) on disability issues. Its primary purpose is to recommend to the BOCS ways the County can be more responsive to the needs of citizens with disabilities. The DSB consists of eight representatives appointed by the supervisor from each magisterial district, one local official, and two business representatives.
Where do we meet?
Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every other month. Meetings are subject to change. Please call 703-792-6413 to confirm time and date and to request any need for special accommodations before attending. All meetings are held in Room 107A/B from 7-9 p.m. in the Development Services Building located at 5 County Complex Court, Prince William VA 22191. The meetings are open to the public and citizen input on disability issues is welcome.
Please note: The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The DSB is constantly trying to promote public awareness of the unique problems people with disabilities must deal with on a daily basis.
Kids on the Block is an international communications program that uses puppets to depict disabled and non-disabled persons to teach children to accept and appreciate the differences among us. The puppet characters talk about issues such as being blind or using a wheelchair. If you are interested in having the Kids on the Block perform for your school or organization, call 703-792-6413.
If you are interested in helping us create disability awareness and tear down barriers, contact us. There may be a vacancy on the Committee for your district or other volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your interest.
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