The Arc of San Diego Invites Legislators to #WorkWithMe4Day
Assemblymember Brian Maienschein to participate by working alongside individuals with disabilities
San Diego, CALIF – The Arc of San Diego, a local nonprofit serving people with disabilities, is celebrating National Disability Awareness Month in March by inviting legislators to work alongside individuals with disabilities and their direct support staff for a day.
Assemblymember Brian Maienschein is participating in the #WorkWithMe4ADay campaign by visiting Our Place Coffee Cart at Player’s Sports Grill (13437 Community Rd, Poway, CA 92064) on Friday, March 6, 2020at 9:30 a.m. The goal of #WorkWithMe4ADay is to recognize the needs of the more than 370,000 Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and the important contributions of the staff who support them. Our Place Coffee Cart employs adults with IDD receiving services from The Arc of San Diego.
Assemblymember Maienschein will be working alongside the coffee cart employees and their support staff, assisting them with serving coffee and food to customers. In addition, Assemblymember Maienschein is available to discuss his efforts to restore critical funding for Californians with disabilities. Rates have been frozen for many years and current funding does not fully cover the cost of operations for providers. Throughout March, elected officials are invited to The Arc of San Diego’s programs to see why increased funding in the State Budget is crucial to save life-changing services for the population we serve.
Media will have opportunities to speak with Assemblymember Maienschein, The Arc of San Diego’s President & CEO Anthony J. DeSalis, and Our Place Coffee Cart employees, who are clients of The Arc of San Diego.
“Advocating for quality services that empower individuals with disabilities is something I have been passionate about throughout my entire career,” said Assemblymember Maienschein. “I will continue to seek opportunities to increase funding for these services. It is imperative that we do so to save and expand these services for future generations.”
Celebrating March as Disability Awareness Month serves as an opportunity to recognize contributions of people with disabilities, as well as spread awareness about the obstacles that remain in achieving inclusion. For more information about Disability Awareness Month, please visit our website at www.arc-sd.com/DDAwareness2020and view our YouTube video here.
About The Arc of San Diego
The Arc of San Diego is one of the largest, most comprehensive service providers for people with disabilities in San Diego County, serving over 2,000 children and adults with 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/.