The Arc of San Diego Celebrates Disability Awareness Month with Local Author Tammy Greenwood
Proceeds will benefit programs for children and adults with disabilities at The Arc of San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – The Arc of San Diego, a local nonprofit serving people with disabilities, is celebrating National Disability Awareness Month in March 2022 by hosting a presentation with Tammy Greenwood, a local author that has published thirteen novels and won three San Diego Book Awards.
In celebration of March as National Disability Awareness Month, local author Tammy Greenwood will be speaking about her book “Keeping Lucy” at The Sol and Ruth Gerber Center (1280 Nolan Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911) on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per person and all proceeds will benefit programs for children and adults with disabilities at The Sol and Ruth Gerber Family Center. Reservations are required. To RSVP, call (619) 685-1175, ext. 291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Greenwood’s novel, Keeping Lucy, tells the story of a mother’s journey to care for her child with Down syndrome. The novel takes place during the 1960’s, a time when children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities were often institutionalized. When her mother hears reports of the mistreatment of children at the home where Lucy is placed, a series of events are set in motion that change their lives forever.
This event serves as an opportunity to remind the public of the contributions of people with disabilities, as well as spread awareness about the obstacles that remain in achieving inclusion. March was officially recognized as National Disability Awareness Month in a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan in 1987. For more information on Disability Awareness Month and how you can support people with disabilities, visit our website www.arc-sd.com.
About The Arc of San Diego: The Arc of San Diego is the largest, most comprehensive service provider for people with disabilities in San Diego County, serving over 2,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome each year. For more information on The Arc of San Diego, please visit www.arc-sd.com. Join The Arc of San Diego’s social media community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheArcSanDiego, Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheArcSanDiego, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/thearcsandiego/.
Pictured: Local award-winning author Tammy Greenwood