In 2017 the Council started a campaign to convey a simple point, #ExpectationsMatter #ExpectAbility. We knew hashtags alone would not raise every expectation, or change every mind or every action, but we wanted to spur all of us – family members, providers, educators, employers, everyday citizens – to stop and think twice about what we think people with disabilities can do.
To continue this work, the Council now seeks proposals for small grants that focus on raising expectations about people with developmental disabilities in their schools, homes, workplaces and communities so everyone feels respected, welcomed, and supported.
The maximum amount for each #ExpectationsMatter grant award is $5,000. The Council expects to fund multiple grants for this initiative.