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ada logoPlans for Disability Awareness Month 2016 are well underway. This year we have even more engagement from the community, expanding some of our events, and reaching more and more of our citizens.

As always the City of Monticello is committed to being an accessible, responsive, community that welcomes and includes everyone. Disability Awareness Month is just one of the ways that the City of Monticelloreaches out to our community to promote awareness and support changes and policies to give people with all kinds of disabilities an equal opportunity to participate and benefit from community programs and activities.

Following the lead of The Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, the Mayor's Advisory Council for The Americans with Disabilities Act, and the office of ADA Coordinator are partnering to promote awareness in March.

Disability Awareness Month project elements and activities will include:
  • Mayoral Proclamation
  • New & enhanced partnerships with CDC, MUTPL (Library), Monticello Fire Department, Monticello Police Department, Lafayette Spinners Wheelchair Basketball, Twin Lakes School Corp. (Athletic Dept., Special Needs), AKtion Club, and Social Service Agencies
  • Multiple Story Hours and Library Display
  • Art Contest/Banners/Display
  • Public Service Announcements, WMRS & WLFI TV 18
  • Recognition Awards
Our schedule of events is below, please mark your calendars and plan to join us at these events
  • Tuesday, March 1 - Banner Raising, White County Gazebo, 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, March 1 - Arts & Awards Reception in Partnership with CDC Arts Grant (upscale reception with appetizers, special guests, and ADA Advocate & Trailblazer Awards)
  • Saturday, March 5 - Wheels of Hope, Freedom Event, Beehive
  • Monday, March 7 - Mayoral Proclamation
  • Thursday, March 10 - LAFAYETTE SPINNERS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL/MFD vs MPD/TRANSITIONS & SOCIAL SERVICES FAIR, TWIN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL
  • Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 - Home Show
  • Tuesday, March 15 - Awareness Month Story Hour, MUTPL, 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 29 - Awareness Month Story Hour, MUTPL, 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 30 - Mile in My Shoes Day
250Fundraising Web Site:  http://www.firstgiving.com/team/311745

The Monticello Fire Department has accepted the challenge from the West Lafayette Fire Department to participate in the 2016 Emergency Services Challenge. We are happy to be part of the Special Olympics fund raiser. Our team consists of our department members and hope everyone will support us in this great cause. This year we have a special reason to participate in the challenge. A local Special Olympics past athlete Wes Hartwell, has been very sick. Wes has been a participant in the Special Olympics for more than 20 years. He has taught technology classes for other athletes and won several gold medals throughout the years. Wes also attended the National Special Olympics as an official photographer in 2014. Since 250 1Thanksgiving this year, Wes has been very sick and had several hospital stays due to blood clots in his lungs and leg. Our department has decided to participate in the Emergency Services Challenge as a way for us to show support for Wes during his recovery. We would like to call our team, “Team Wes, Monticello Fire Department”. We would appreciate your help with our fund raising goals. Thank you.

What is Indiana Special Olympics?
Special Olympics Indiana is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching more than 11,000 athletes throughout the state of Indiana. Special Olympics Indiana is part of the international network of accredited Special Olympics Programs that reaches more than 4 million athletes with intellectual disabilities worldwide.


Visit Indiana Special Olympics Web Site:  http://www.soindiana.org
Visit Team Wes Fundraising Web Site:  http://www.firstgiving.com/team/311745
This community offers an enchanting atmosphere of friendliness and fun augmented and reflected by two beautiful, accessible lakes.  The city's impressive tourism assets, diverse economic base and dynamic leadership make it a gem to any target, whether it is a business, visitor or potential resident.

It's no wonder that a city built to hug the sides of two lakes reflects so many lakeside attributes.  It is a serene community with a high quality of life.  It is safe, accommodating and never feels rushed.  It is a place where you won't feel weighed down by big city pressures, and instead have the time to enjoy what is most important in life.  While it does have this calming side to it, Monticello, like its lakes, is also a place of unbridled fun.  It is filled with the energy of youth whether it be from families playing at Indiana Beach, new leadership, or young adults starting their education at Ivy Tech.  There is both a wonderful calm and sparkling energy here.

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ADA Information


Disabilities Awareness Month is in March.  Schedule Posted Soon ...

See nomination forms below for the Recognition Award and Trailblazer Award:

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