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Jason McCabe - Keynote Speaker at Ohio Statehouse

(PIQUA, OH--) Piqua resident Jason McCabe has been invited to serve as the keynote speaker for the Developmental Disabilities Awareness and Advocacy Day at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, this Tuesday, March 8. This annual event attracts hundreds of people from across the state and draws the attention of lawmakers toward relevant issues for people with developmental disabilities.

McCabe was asked by event organizers to serve as this year’s speaker after an article about him appeared in recent editions of the Piqua Daily Call and Troy Daily News. The story was shared widely throughout the state on social media.

Despite having disabilities, McCabe’s gift for voiceover work and live game announcing has his communication abilities taking center stage these days. He recently lent his talents at Special Olympics basketball and soccer games, dances held at Riverside, and served as the voice of Riverside for radio commercials during the agency’s successful renewal levy last fall.

McCabe has received support from local businesses in preparation for his trip. A stylish outfit was donated to him by Barclay’s Downtown Piqua, and he received new shoes donated by the Miami Valley Centre Mall.

At the Statehouse, McCabe plans to share his personal story and encourage others with disabilities to believe in themselves and do what it takes to follow their dreams. He is scheduled to address the crowd of several hundred at 10:45 a.m. in the Statehouse Atrium.

“It is quite an honor to have a representative from Miami County speak at such a large and prestigious statewide event,” said Brian Green, superintendent of Riverside Developmental Disabilities. “Jason is not only a great representative for our agency, but he’s a terrific representative for the entire Miami County community. He makes us very proud.”

As Miami County’s local board of developmental disabilities, Riverside serves nearly 950 people in Miami County. Riverside’s mission is to empower people with developmental disabilities to live, work and play as full members of our community. Riverside’s vision is to build a community that supports and values people of ALL abilities. The organization provides service coordination and funding for residential care, adult day services and job training to many individuals served by the program. Riverside also offers case management, early intervention, physical/occupational and speech therapies, recreational activities, Special Olympics programs, community housing coordination and other valuable services to people of all ages who have developmental disabilities. For more information about Riverside, visit riversidedd.org.

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