Kennedy Institute Holds Community Celebration of Persons with Developmental Disabilities

September 02, 2003

More than 500 people, including children and adults with developmental disabilities, their families, professionals, volunteers and community members, will celebrate at a family festival held by the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute , a social service agency of the Archdiocese of Washington that serves people with developmental disabilities. Celebrating Our Caring Community will be:

Saturday, September 6, 2003
Noon-4:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.: Program with Cardinal McCarrick and Mayor Williams
Kennedy Institute Headquarters
801 Buchanan St., NE, Washington, DC

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams and Montgomery County Councilmember George L. Leventhal will join the festival at 2:00 p.m.

The day will include food, children’s pony rides, a raffle and other fun activities, as well as information on developmental disabilities and the importance of services for children and adults who have them. The event is possible through the generosity of several sponsors: NIH Federal Credit Union, Danny Sauro, Tischer/Acura Nissan, Café X-Press and Providence Hospital.

With the support of the community, the Kennedy Institute has fulfilled its mission of leading through innovation so people with disabilities live with freedom, dignity and distinction for 43 years. With 32 community locations in the District of Columbia and Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties, the Kennedy Institute provides services each year to 1,500 people, ranging from 6 weeks to 87 years old, including early intervention, education, career preparation and placement, community living, family supports and advocacy. For more information on the festival or on the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute, call 202-281-2717 or visit

Susan Gibbs
Office of Communications
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