Who Are We?
The Mayor's Committee was created for the purpose of developing a favorable public climate for the acceptance and meaningful integration of people with disabilities within the community.
The overall goal of the Mayor's Committee is to provide a framework for community-based advocacy in the removal of mobility and attitudinal barriers faced by people with disabilities. The purpose is to create, develop and/or channel information regarding people with disabilities to the citizens of the Aberdeen area through activity. While the general population will be targeted for these activities, the committee should work specifically with elected officials, architects, designers, municipal planners, engineers, and other interested persons to encourage the planners to design buildings, facilities, and programs to be accessible and usable by all citizens for the purposes of employment, business, recreation and other aspects of regular day-to-day activities. To promote favorable attitudes and opportunities for employment and meaningful integration of people with disabilities on the part of the general public and especially employers, public officials, labor, civic, and welfare organizations. To carry on a program of public education that will, (a) publicly identify the social and economic advantages of employing people with disabilities of the Aberdeen area; and, (b) bring to the attention of interested and responsible parties, actual and potential barriers that conflict with the goals of this committee. To assume responsibility for carrying out most effectively the objectives of National Disability Employment Awareness month each October and similar programs devoted to this committee's objectives.
Aberdeen Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Outstanding Needs of Aberdeen Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities
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Donations for Barrier Awareness Day
The Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities is requesting assistance in the form of donations to help promote Barrier Awareness Day on April 21st, 2017. This is a committee sponsored event in which 400 area 5th grade students attend to gain a greater understanding of the barriers, both structurally and attitudinal, that people with disabilities experience each day.
The financial assistance would help to purchase T-shirts for all the students that attend the event.
Volunteer Needs (click need below to see detail)