Impact: Feature Issue on Volunteerism by Persons with Developmental Disabilities

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A newsletter issue encouraging greater inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities in volunteerism. One group of people historically thought of exclusively as recipients of volunteer service, rather than providers of it, are people with developmental disabilities. Too often defined by their "dis"-abilities rather than their abilities, they have been overlooked in many efforts to involve individuals in the improvement of their communities through giving of time, talents, and energy on a voluntary basis. The result is that our communities have missed out on their contributions, and individuals have missed out on the rewards of rendering service. The strategies and visions presented in this Impact issue provide a wealth of ideas for supporting their inclusion in volunteerism and other forms of service to their communities.

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